Weekly Outlines for the 2nd Quarter:
Week 1: Nov. 11 - 15
Week 2: Nov. 18 - 22
Week 3: Nov. 25 - Nov. 29
Week 4: Dec. 2 - 6
Week 5: Dec. 9 - 13
Week 6: Dec. 16 - 20
Week 7: Jan. 6 - 10
Week 8: Jan. 13 - 17
Week 9: Jan. 20 - 24
Extra help with Mrs. Gennosa will be held in the computer lab, room 23, after school on Thursdays.
Engineer Girl Essay Contest
National WWII Museum Essay Contest
It's All Write Teen Writing Contest (open in Jan.)
Writers Digest Short Story Contest (due 12/17)
Carl Sandberg Poetry Contest (open in Dec.)
SWEEK FanFiction Contest
GPS Sci-Fi Writing Contest (open in Jan.)
Contests for Other Grade Levels
Reading Log Template
Packet on A Christmas Carol (counts as a test)
A Christmas Carol the play based on Charles Dickens' novel
Unit 2 Essay on A Christmas Carol - Graphic Organizer
Rubric for the Unit 2 Essay on A Christmas Carol
Creative Writing: A Letter from Mr. Scrooge
The Charles Dickens Show: Child Labor satire/history
Documentary: The Children Who Built the Revolution
Creative Writing: "Diaries of Workhouse Children"
Photos and Description of Child Labor
Some favorite scenes from A Christmas Carol:
Marley and Scrooge - 1999 Version
A Warning from the Ghost of Christmas Present
Marley and Scrooge - the Muppets Version
Jacob Marley w/ George C. Scott as Scrooge
Dreams by Langston Hughes
Introduction to Poetry Types
"A Visit from St. Nicholas" (T'was the Night Before Christmas)
"The Chimney Sweep" and other poems by William Blake
"I Have a Dream" by Dr. King
Literary Devices Used in Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s
"I Have a Dream" Speech
Video of MLK delivering the speech
Short biography of MLK
Additional Literature and Enrichment:
Read "Waters of Gold" a Chinese folktale retold by Lawrence Yep
Waters of Gold discussion questions
The Old Man and His Grandson by the Brothers Grimm, a German folktale
Vocabulary for the story
Retold by Leo Tolstoy - How are they different?
"Rikki-tikki-tavi" by Rudyard Kipling
Packet for "Rikki-tikki-tavi"
Audio of Rikki-tikki-tavi
Learn about Rudyard Kipling
Shmoop: Postcolonialism and other topics to discuss
A Brief History of India in the 1800s
Listen to the Story
Watch the 1970 Chuck Jones version of "Rikki-tikki-tavi"
Watch the 1965 Russian Version of "Rikki-Tikki-tavi"
Symbolism of the cobras
British Imperialism in the story
"Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carroll
Neil Gaiman recites "Jabberwocky"
Listen to and read Jabberwocky
Compare it to scenes from Alice in Wonderland (Disney and Tim Burton)
Analyze the Muppet's Jabberwocky. Does it help you to understand the action?