Michael J. Allen

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All about my reading homework


Hi everyone.

More delicious homework for your pleasure this week, mostly focused on your reading, with a little creative twist, for good measure.

You can use whatever books you have been reading recently to complete the tasks described below.

First thing to think about is whether you are going to address the fiction OR the non-fiction questions. You only need to answer the questions in EITHER fiction OR non-fiction categories, NOT BOTH.

The homework should be handed in on Friday, September 29th.

Let’s start with the jobs you need to do if you choose the fiction category:

 

Job 1:

Write a summary of a section of the book you have read. Try to make it possible for someone who has not read your book to understand the main ideas of the story. (est. 45 min.)

 

Job 2:

Write about one of the main characters of the book. Things to write about may include:

  • Describe the personality of your character.
  • What are the major problems the character faces in the story?
  • Predict or describe how the characters personality evolves and changes during the book.

 (est. 45 min.)

 

Job 3:

Write an interesting description of one of the places your story is set in. Try to describe the setting so that the reader of your work will get a clear picture of the place in their mind. (est. 45 min.)

 

Job 4:

Art options:

  • Draw a ‘comic book’ version of one of your favorite sections of the book. Choose a short section that you found particularly inspiring from your reading.
  • You can make this a video/ animation/ Powerpoint/poster/collage/comic book/model, if you prefer. (Est. 1 hour)



Let’s move onto the jobs you need to do if you choose the non-fiction category:

 

Job 1:

What are the most interesting things you have found out about from your reading?

Choose three to write about in more detail. Summarize the ‘idea’, and explain why you chose it. (est. 45 min.)

Job 2:

Write an interesting description of something you found out about. Make it possible for the reader to learn about your chosen subject. Assume your reader is articulate, but knows nothing about your subject. (est. 45 min.)

Job 3:

What other questions connected to your reading do you have? Write the questions, and try to explain why and how you intend to pursue them. (est. 45 min.)

Job 4:

Art options:

  • Draw a ‘comic book’ version of one of your favorite sections of the book. Choose a short section that you found particularly inspiring from your reading.
  • You can make this a video/ animation/ Powerpoint/poster/collage/comic book/model, if you prefer. (Est. 1 hour)

 

 

Enjoy yourselves, have fun and remember:

PARENTS ARE THE BOSSES OF HOMEWORK

 

Homework Rubric Page

This is the rubric location for specific homework projects.

 

Completed Homework Projects:

Dear Diary

Job 1:

Experience diary.

Write five entries about what you have seen, heard, smelled, tasted, and touched during the day. Concentrate on careful and detailed descriptive writing.  Write also about how the experiences made you feel. Try to make your descriptions imaginative and interesting to read.

 

Job 2:

Picture Diary.

Make sketches and art that represents the range of your feelings during the week. This artwork can be incorporated into the Experience diary if you want, as described in class.

 

Job 3:

Sculpture/ Amulet/ Bracelet.

Make a Sculpture/ Amulet/ Bracelet as a reminder to you of all the people who love you!

OR

Music

Make a short sound/music piece that is inspired by a particular mood or feeling. Give the song a title related to that feeling and play the piece for us on Friday, September 22nd.

 

 

 

Parent Guide To Homework