Day 4: Ember in the ashes Quiz #2, the golden age of fantasy, TED Talk: Why I write about elves, and character creation assignment (January 11)
Today we took Quiz #2 and discussed the Golden Age of Fantasy. We watched a TED talk from Terry Brooks about why he writes fantasy and then we turned in our character creation assignment and discussed it in groups.
Day 3: Ember in the Ashes QUiz #1, 30s and 40s Fantasy fiction, and character creation assignment (January 8th)
Today I passed out the bookmarks for the reading schedule for An Ember in the Ashes and hall passes for the term. We discussed 30s and 40s fantasy literature and took notes and ended class by brainstorming ideas for our character creation assignment. The character card is DUE next class period on Thursday.
Today we checked out An Ember in the Ashes and discussed your series project. We also talked about and took notes on the origins of fantasy literature and watched a video about the purpose of fantasy literature. We responded to the video and discussed the purpose of fantasy literature. Make sure that you read pages 1-53 for next time so that you're ready for the quiz.
Semester 2, Day 1: Reading Survey, Writer's Notebook #1, Get-to-know Activity, and Disclosure document (January 3)
Today we got to know each other's names and took a reading survey. We watched a clip and responded to it by talking about what we geek out about. We did a get-to-know activity and ended class by passing out the disclosure documents. You need to get the document signed and read it to get ready for the quiz next time.
Day 13: Quiz #4, permission slips for the Star Wars field trip, and fanfiction assignment (December 1)
Today we took Quiz #4 for Lost Stars and discussed the chapter. Afterward, I passed out permission slips for The Last Jedi field trip, and then we went to the writing lab to begin writing our fanfiction stories.
Today we took Quiz #3 for Lost Stars and discussed the chapter. We finished our discussion on Star Wars Literature, talking about canon literature and how it applies to the Star Wars universe today. To end class, I re-introduced the final project for the term and you proposed two different characters you might want to write about. Oh and we watched the Infinity War trailer.
Day 11: Lost Stars Quiz #2, Fill-in-the-blank Star Wars history, and Non-canon Star Wars Literature (NOvember 27)
Today we discussed the second reading for Lost Stars and corrected the fill-in-the-blank Star Wars History activity we did a few class periods ago. To end, we discussed non-canon Star Wars Literature and why it is no longer canon. Next time, we'll talk more about the final project.
Day 10: Lost Stars Quiz #1 and the fanfiction writer's notebook assignment and proposal (November 20)
Today we took Quiz #1 for Lost Stars and wrote a writer's notebook to prep for our final project for this class. You will need to come in and get the project description and take the quiz when you get back.
Day 9: Red Rising Quizzes 9 and 10, The Star Wars cloze activity, and The FInal Project (November 16)
Today we turned in our Red Rising books and checked out Lost Stars after taking quizzes 9 and 10 of Red Rising. Then, we went into the commons area and presented our final projects for Red Rising. To end class, we watched a video about Star Wars history to prep for Lost Stars and filled out a handout. You will need to come in and do this for homework if you missed.
Day 8: Red Rising Quiz #8, Cyberpunk and steampunk science fiction, and the red rising final project (November 13)
Today we took Quiz #8 for Red Rising and talked about the reading. We discussed cyberpunk and steampunk science fiction and continued prepping for your final projects for Red Rising. We will present those projects on Thursday. Bring your costumes, props, and enthusiasm.
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