Identifying the stages of the Hero's Journey
This week, our students will be using the knowledge gained to identify the stages of the Hero's Journey in the movie Big Hero Six.
After students watch and discuss the movie in two class periods, they will complete a chart to provide examples from the movie, identifying each stage of the Hero's Journey within the movie. Students may choose to work independently, in pairs or in small groups of 4. Students who choose to work in pairs or small groups must clearly identify which parts each student completed. You must write the examples using complete sentences, correct capitalization and punctuation.
The due date for this assignment is Friday, August 31, 2018.
Wednesday August 29 is Early Release Day. Students will be dismissed as follows:
11:30 a.m. - High School
12:30 p.m. - Elementary School
1:30 p.m. - Middle School
If you have any questions, please contact your local school for more information.
The Hero's Archetype Explained
Every story is a journey. Whether set in a fantastical world or the house next door, all narratives in some way record the universal human experience of growth and transition. Archetypes are symbolic images recognized in the collective unconscious of all people. A writer’s responsibility is to help guide the audience along this path in an accessible and compelling way.
This week our class is learning about 8 different archetypes that can be identified in every story and the job or responsibilities of each one within a story. Students will be completing an outline as each archetype is explained in class.
Also, for the past couple of weeks, students have been learning and applying the vocabulary words for this unit during class warm ups. Tuesday, we will complete a study guide that will help them study for a vocabulary assessment Friday.
Warm ups are discussed in class daily and students are responsible to check for accuracy and turn them in every Friday. Students need to label and date each warm up, before they turn them in for a grade.
Unpacking Unit 1: The Challenge of Heroism
This week our students will be working with an overview of Unit 1.
Students will take a vocabulary pre-test to assess their previous knowledge of the vocabulary for this unit.
Students will be creating a poster or thinking map with the following components:
Thursday, we will visit the Learning Commons (our school library), to check books out for personal reading.
We will complete a scavenger hunt using the books they check from the library.
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Last week we had a very exciting short week. We went over general rules and procedures as well as reviewed arrival and dismissal procedures. Students met their teachers and classmates. Thursday, students worked on a graphic organizer to plan for their first journal entry: "My First Day of School." Friday, students used their graphic organizer to write a short essay which will be turned in Monday .
This week we will be setting up our ELA class binder. This will help organize the material we will cover in class daily to make it easier for you to study and reference as we learn together. You will need the following materials to class daily:
Class Assignments this week:
This week will be reviewing some basic Language Arts functions, such as Parts of Speech and practicing Grammar skills during our Warm ups.
The Parts of Speech are: