As the pope travels around the world– we are seeing his coat of arms.
Link: Pope’s Crest
Today’s Assignment: Design your own coat of arms. Include symbols that represent elements of personal importance.
Try this one: Make your own family crest.
More info here: The Pope’s crest
Another printable coat of arms template
It’s time to start thinking about Autumn festivals.
Consider this one:
Gloucester Oct ’15
Today’s Assignment: Find an fall festival or activity near you.
by T.S. Eliot, illustrated by Edward Gorey
Many of T.S. Eliot’s cat’s names are used in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical: Cats.
1. Consider the names of your characters. Do they have three different names?
2. Do your characters have pets?
3. What are their names?
Creativity is shown in writing and in music.
Here, Natalie MacMaster showcases her musical talents with
Symphony Nova Scotia.
1. Enjoy the video.
2. Express your creativity through music.
3. Describe a musical event in a one-page paper.
More at: http://www.nataliemacmaster.com/
Though summer is over, a walk on the beach is still wonderful.
While camping . . .
Check out this talented artist’s website:
Today’s Assignment: Work on your illustrations!
Goodreads defines a Memoir like this:
You may say, “I’m too young to write my memoirs.”
A memoir can be written by an author of any age.
1. Read this handout from Shelby.ed.
2. Write a memoir.
3. Look at his list of memoirs on Goodreads.
Song lyrics are poetry set to music.
They often hold multiple meanings– and can be interpreted in a personal way by each individual.
Consider the lyrics to Van Morrison’s Into the Mystic.
1. Watch this video.
2. Write your own lyrics. Include subtext.
3. Select a song or a song’s lyrics. (This can be what you just wrote.) Study the lyrics — line by line. Explain what the words mean to you. If you wish, explain what they might mean to someone else.
Thank you to Kevin LeFevre, photographer, for this beautiful scene.
Today’s Assignment: Rest.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is amazing.
It includes collections from a wide range of cultures and locations around the world.
The Met website has many learning resources for kids, teen, and adults.
Here is their free TEEN PASS:
More information can be found here:
1. Watch the video and check out their site:
2. Make some art.
Just when you think your project is finished, you realize the importance of your submission’s format!
by Chuck Sambuchino
(from Brian A. Klems at writersdigest.com)
1. Recheck your format.
2. Always read the instructions given by your instructor, agent, or publisher carefully before submitting your manuscript.
3. Look at writersdigest.com for many other great resources.