Create a three-panel illustration of this poem, with one panel per stanza. Try to capture the mood of each stanza in your illustrations.
1. Create a monologue in which Curtis explains why he is giving the knife to Stevie.
- Your monologue will be a script.
- Actors in movies, tv shows, and plays use scripts to tell them what to do and say during the performance.
- You can have the monologue be:
- Curtis on his own somewhere talking to himself,
- or what Curtis actually says as he gives the knife to Stevie.
2. Write a short story about Ron from Ron’s perspective.
- In your story you can decide if Ron is:
- just a boy,
- a ghost,
- a figment of Curtis’ imagination,
- or maybe Ron is Rollo and has somehow transformed into a human.
- Be sure to write in the first person where you are pretending to be Ron telling his story.
- Why did the author use a flashback to tell the story of “The summer of being eleven”?
- How was the writing different during the flashback?
Old Men of Magic
- Describe the physical characteristics of the old men of magic using examples from the poem.
- Make a connection to this poem. The _____________ in this poem reminds me of ______________ because…
- Imagine you were there the night the old men of magic told their stories that evening. Write a letter to a friend or family member describing the event. Use sensory details in your letter.
The Wretched Stone
- For what might the wretched stone be a metaphor? Support your view with details from the text.
- Make a Before and After chart describing how the behavior of the crew members changed as a result of the stone.
- What is the message of the picture on page 21? What makes you think this?
- Based on what you’ve read in the story, what is amusing about the picture on page 22?
One Who Lives Under the Water
- What is the story of this painting? Use details from the painting in your response.
- Create an illustration that explains any natural phenomenon using a mythical character as the cause.
The White Owl
Messages are Everywhere
Design and Create a movie poster for a film about aliens coming to Earth.
- Choose a clever title and feature it prominently on the poster.
- Choose colours to match the mood and/or theme of the movie.
- Add authentic details like release date, actors, producers, etc…
The Dinner Party
- Retell this story by acting it out, drawing a comic, or performing a puppet show.
- Identify the irony in this story. Use evidence from the text in your response.
Revenge of the Blood Thirsty Giant
Complete a Character Analysis for the characters featured in this story:
- Your Family