Fourth Week – Get Into Reading!

Alright, we’re into our fourth week and students are getting the hang of Summit Learning. In English, we’ve started reading “Holes” and by Friday or over the weekend, students should have read up through chapter 5. They’ll have lots of time in class on Thursday and Friday, so that shouldn’t be a problem for them…

Checking In

For your health I’m excited about the myriad of shows kids are producing. Remember, everyone needs to complete two Film Projects this quarter. The gradebook for the quarter ends on Oct. 20, 2017. The only stipulation is that each film has to be of a different genre. Every film needs to be approved upon completion…

Using the Story Spine

I’m trying out the Story Spine created by Kenn Adams a couple of decades ago. It’s a brief layout of the traditional three-part story arc – pity, fear, and catharsis. My Story Spine is for the KQED Teach program and I’ve used a novel I wrote because I wanted to see if I was creating a…