ELEMENTARY ~ Book Report Forms

BOOK REPORTS Book reports are an important tool to help teach students how to narrow down the details of the literature they read and effectively summarize the characters and main events.  When students use a book report form in a "pre-essay" format, it begins to build the student's concept of essay writing for the future.  … Continue reading ELEMENTARY ~ Book Report Forms

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BEOWULF ESSAY

Beowulf Essay Responses: Write a short essay discussing how the character, Beowulf, illustrates the three parts of the Old English heroic ideal. (Begin by introducing the three parts of the heroic ideal.)  Be sure to discuss the reciprocal relationship implied by comitatus and how Beowulf illustrated this both as warrior to Hrothgar, and as King of the Geats to his own warriors. (See Lecture Notes and Literature in … Continue reading BEOWULF ESSAY

Essay: The Journey

The Journey Essay  READ: "Song of Myself" by Walt Whitman REFLECT: What about Thoreau’s journey into the woods at Walden Pond to “live deliberately”? Or Walt Whitman’s “perpetual journey” in his Song of Myself? Let’s take a look... From Walden, Chapter Two: “Where I Lived and What I Lived For” Henry David Thoreau [16]    I … Continue reading Essay: The Journey

The Writing Process: Pre-Writing

In these Lessons, you will learn: To recognize prewriting as the first step in the writing process and to identify a variety of prewriting techniques. To recognize drafting as a step in the writing process and to become familiar with the steps in preparing a draft. To identify and use the traits of effective writing. … Continue reading The Writing Process: Pre-Writing

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne ~ Quote Essay

Choose one of the quotes featured in this posting, or another one that stood out to you from the book and write an essay, explaining the quote’s meaning, application, and how it could effect (to bring about) change.  Make your essay at least one page, typed, following formatting guidelines.

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne ~ Glossary

G L O S S A R Y Chapter 1 Cornhill - part of Washington Street.  Now part of City Hall Plaza Isaac Johnson - a settler (1601-1630) who left land to Boston; he died shortly after the Puritans arrived.  His land would be north of King's Chapel (1688), which can be visited today. burdock - … Continue reading The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne ~ Glossary

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee ~ Quote Essay

Choose one of the quotes featured in this posting, or another one that stood out to you from the book and write an essay, explaining the quote's meaning, application, and how it could effect (to bring about) change.  Make your essay at least one page, typed, following formatting guidelines.

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee ~ Theme, Attributes, and Pre-Writing

Here are some links to download forms that will assist you in writing your TKM Character Sketch.  TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD - Analyzing Theme ATTRIBUTE WEB for Literature Character Analysis PRE-WRITING SHEET  

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee ~ Character Sketch Key

Read the entire LESSON for the instructions students were given for this essay. The PROMPT is given there, as well as STEPS they must follow to PLAN, WRITE, and EDIT their essay. These steps are as important as the Checklist given in the Assignment Section. Standards for Evaluation: ESSAY: ·       Gives the title of the novel, the author, and … Continue reading To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee ~ Character Sketch Key

Formatting Using Microsoft Word

HEADER OR FOOTER A header appears at the top of every page. A footer appears at the bottom of every page. 1. On the Insert tab, in the Header & Footer group, click Header or Footer. 2. Click the header or footer design that you want. We will use “Blank” for our documents. 3. If necessary, format text … Continue reading Formatting Using Microsoft Word