A Place in the Sun: 10th Literature/Composition

June 20, 2008

10A “I am Poems” from I Am Mordred

Filed under: 10A Materials, I am Mordred — Tags: , , , , , — Buffy J. Hamilton @ 5:49 pm

Please post your “I Am” poems based on our novel, I am Mordred, here.  Thank you!

Mrs. Hamilton 🙂

10A Found Poems from I Am Mordred

Filed under: 10A Materials, I am Mordred — Tags: , , , — Buffy J. Hamilton @ 5:43 pm

Please post your found poems over our novel here.  First name only, please!  Thanks!
Mrs. Hamilton 🙂

June 13, 2008

June 13 Poll: How Should We Move Forward with I am Mordred?

Filed under: 10A Materials, I am Mordred — Tags: , , — Buffy J. Hamilton @ 12:13 pm

June 11, 2008

June 12-13, 2008: Exploring Elements of Arthurian Legend

Filed under: 10A Materials, I am Mordred, Web 2.0 — Tags: , , , — Buffy J. Hamilton @ 4:00 pm

Today and tomorrow, we will explore elements of Arthurian legend.  Here are your instructions!

1.  Go to http://webtech.cherokee.k12.ga.us/creekview-hs/buffyhamilton/arthur_legend_webquest_summer_2007.htm#Resources and choose a topic of interest to you.  You may need to surf a few of the topics before you commit.

2.  Once you have explored your topic and its resources, use the graphic organizer I have provided you to record information and take notes.

3.  Once you have recorded your notes, go to http://www.glogster.com/.  See the Glogster requirements and instructions below:

Glogster Requirements and Instructions

1.  Complete the notetaking form I have provided you.
2.  Your Glogster must include the following: 

  • 6 text boxes:  this should include important information about your topic.
  • 3 images that relate to the person you are researching
  • Video, audio, and or graphics as they relate without detracting from your presentation.
  • Your information must be in your own words.
  • You must use the resources I have provided you for information in your research.

 3.  Do not include your last name when saving your Glogster; first name only, name of topic, and 10A.

Example:  GwynethGuinevere10A

4.  Submit the link to your Glogster presentation to me via our blog:  there will be a blog post where you can copy and paste this link on Friday, June 13.

Here are some examples: 

June 10, 2008

June 10: Chapter 1 Reflections

Filed under: I am Mordred — Tags: , , — Buffy J. Hamilton @ 12:26 pm

In Chapter 1, Mordred discusses his state of happiness before he learned his true identity and his status as a “bad seed.” As we move forward with our reading of the novel, we will learn how this label profoundly shapes Mordred’s view of himself and of life in general.

In today’s society, people are often labeled at any early age, particularly by parents, peers, and even school officials. Whether the label is a positive one or negative one, consider these questions:

• Do these labels become “self-fulfilling prophecies” that either limit or expand how a person views himself/herself and what they can achieve/do in life? Why or why not? Explain.

• If the label is a negative one, such as Mordred being called a “bad seed” can a person can overcome this perception and create a life that is productive and positive? Why or why not?

In a paragraph for each question, explain your ideas. In other words, you should have two well developed paragraphs. Support your ideas with examples and detailed explanation. Try to write in complete sentences and follow rules of standard American English.

June 9, 2008

June 9, 2008: Pre-Reading Think Piece: I am Mordred

Filed under: I am Mordred — Tags: , , , , — Buffy J. Hamilton @ 9:09 am

What would you do if you found out your father tried to kill you when you were a baby?  How would you feel—would you have a range of emotions, or would you have just one strong reaction to this shocking and horrifying news?  How do you think this kind of knowledge might affect a person?  Why?

Explain your ideas in a well written paragraph of 8-10 complete sentences. 

Remember:

  • First name only
  • Type, spell check, and save your work in Microsoft Word first before you post your work.
  • After you copy your text from Word, wait about one minute before you paste.
  • Ask Mrs. Hamilton for help if you are having difficulty posting.

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