Michael J. Allen

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Late October Homework


All homework due Friday, October 27th

It’s the season for many Americans to behave in truly bizarre ways.

Since not everybody participates in these revels, there will be a choice available for you.

 

Job 1:

Write a spooky story. (est. 2 hours)

Choice 1:

You can work on a short story filled with all the warped and strange ideas the season tends to create. Try to make your descriptions powerful, and, well, scary for the reader!

Don’t worry if you can’t finish the whole story – I’d rather read a well-written opening to a story, than a poorly written complete one.

Suggested work times:

  • Story planning/maps: 30 minutes

  • Writing: 2 * 30 minutes

  • Proofread/editing: 30 minutes


OR

Choice 2:

For those who like to have a starting place for stories, I will include a picture and opening paragraph to a spooky story in your homework pack.

You may choose to continue this story, if you want.

Suggested work times:

  • Story planning/maps: 30 minutes

  • Writing: 2 * 30 minutes

  • Proofread/editing: 30 minutes


Job 2:

Design a costume. (est. 1 hour)

Choice 1:

Design the ultimate monster costume. Draw, paint, or sketch it. If you want to, you can make a costume for a doll. Bring in the doll wearing the costume!


OR

Choice 2:

Design a costume for a character in your story. Draw, paint, or sketch your lead character in their favorite new costume. If you want to, you can make a costume for a doll. Bring in the doll wearing the costume!

 

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:

All in the News

Hello. I’m your homework guide.

I know you’re dog-tired, but you can’t just roll over and play dead, can you?

I know it’s wuff, but your homework this week is to provide paragraphs, posters, and more on issues you think are important.

I would like you to read daily newspapers, magazines, or visit web sites during this week trying to find news stories.

Here are some categories you might find useful:

  • News stories that interested you.

  • A news story that amused you.

  • A big news story from any country - except America.

  • A story that involves the environment and its protection.

  • A story that involves famous people and their behavior.

  • A news item you found shocking. 

 

Here are the jobs:

Job 1

Choose one of these categories:

  • Write a paragraph summarizing a story you selected - in your own words.

  • Write a paragraph explaining why you picked that story. Include three reasons for your choice.

Remember, I may not know the stories so explain them carefully enough that I will be able to understand them.

 

Job 2

Make a poster called, “A Week in America.” Include in the poster imaginative use of images and words that have appeared in the news this week.

Remember: small and detailed is beautiful!

 

Job 3

Choose a news category from the list above:

Write words and/or music to a ‘song’ using the news item as inspiration.

Play the song for us on Friday, October 13th

You can record the song or 'play it live'!

OR

Make a presentation or a video about the News Story on Friday, October 13th.

Your speech, in either case, should be between 1-2 minutes long. It should contain the following parts:

  • An introduction filled with energy and life

  • A summary of the news story

  • An explanation of why you chose the story

 If you decide to do a live presentation, you can use a creative PowerPoint/Slides/Keynote to enhance your work, if you have the software!

 

Job time estimates.

Job 1 – 1 hr.

Job 2 - 1 hr.

Job 3 - 1 hr.

Enjoy yourselves, have fun and remember:

PARENTS ARE THE BOSSES OF HOMEWORK!

 

 

 

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