Ms. WB's Language Arts Class
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Novel Study

Here are links to digital versions of the novels that we are studying in class:

Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

If you would like to hear the audio book versions of these novels, they are also available online by clicking the links below:

Milkweed – Audiobook version

Number the Stars – Audiobook version

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The Monsters are Due on Maple Street

twilight-zone-monsters-are-due-on-maple-streetWhile you’re working on your sequels to The Monsters are Due on Maple Street, reflect on how the characters behave in the original teleplay.  The characters you use in your sequels should act in a similar way to how they do in the original story.

If you’d like to take another look at the original text, here’s a link: The Monsters are Due on Maple Street (teleplay).

Here’s another link if you’d like to watch the original Twilight Zone episode.

Also, here’s an updated video of the teleplay that was made for TV more recently.  This version is not completely true to the original text, but view it to compare and contrast it to the original teleplay.

themonstershouse

Victorian England Guided Research WebQuest

We will soon be reading the play A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens in class!  In preparation for our reading, please visit the following websites in order to learn more about the play and the setting of A Christmas Carol.   Read and view the materials at each site and answer the questions on the handout provided by Ms. WB.

  1. The Origins of A Christmas Carol
  2. Street Life in London in the 19th Century
  3. Victorian Houses and Where Victorians Lived
  4. Inside Victorian Houses
  5. Poverty and Families in the Victorian Era
  6. A Christmas Carol Film Trailer (1938)
  7. Charles Dickens – An Animated Biography

Also, leave a comment below about one important or interesting thing you learned from reading and viewing these materials.

 

 

Welcome Back!

IMG_0745Welcome back to a new school year!  School begins on September 8th.  I hope you all enjoyed your summer vacations and are ready to come back for a fun and productive year.  I look forward to working with all of you!