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  1. page Finbarr edited {finbarrbrainstrom.jpg} Hi I’m Finbarr and I’m currently studying at Mont Kiara International S…
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    Hi I’m Finbarr and I’m currently studying at Mont Kiara International School in Malaysia. This story is an exaggerated story based on the worlds smallest chicken egg found in Malaysia. I hope you enjoy my story.
    What makes a good story
    Good word choice
    Great voice
    Fantastic ideas
    Good grammar helps
    An interesting topic
    The World’s Smallest Chicken Egg
    It was amazing; the egg was so small the local children thought it was a pebble. It was only 1.8cm in height, smaller than a 10 cent coin. The 10-year-old chicken, Ayam Kampung, had laid the world’s smallest egg. No one could believe it! The egg was actually laid and no genetic modification was done to the chicken in order to lay such an egg at all. People regarded the egg as sacred and treated it like a god.
    However, now there was a fight for who would control the precious egg. The farmer believed it should be his, because it was his chicken that had laid the egg in the first place. The town leader believed it should be his, as he was in control and the villagers had to give him what he wanted or suffer a gruesome punishment.
    The village chief stole the egg because he wanted the show off this wondrous treasure. The farmer was outraged by this and set off to get this egg back. The farmer knew where the village chief’s house was and intended to get his egg back, no matter what the cost.
    The village chief had already planned this eventuality and had a way to stop the egg from being taken back. The village chief had upgraded his gate and now there were razor sharp and deadly spikes along the top. He had installed new defense systems and now had motion sensors and state of the art security. He finally had an electromagnet that could disable any electrical object within range other than his own. This stopped the farmer from using any sophisticated equipment he might have had. “No one’s getting in here,” he thought. That was his first mistake.
    Happy Ending click here
    Sad Ending Click here
    Weird and Ironic Ending Click here
    By Finbarr Hession
    Peer Response – 1st read-through: Bane
    1. On the level of story-telling: if you were the King (or the aliens), would you allow this story-teller to live another day? If no,why not? No, I wouldn’t let it live. It’s dull. Good try, anyway!
    2. Think of plot—is it original? (If an adaptation, is it creative or interesting to you?)
    3. Think about conflict. Does the story have a natural conflict? Are there complications that add enough suspense, tension, or interest? Is there a climax that satisfies you? Is the resolution satisfying? What could be added or changed?
    4. Think of characterization—are the characters realistic? Individual? Do we get a good sense of character from many of these: description, dialogue, narrator's opinion, discussion from other characters, the character’s own actions?
    5. Think of word choice, imagery, and details. Do they help you see and hear and experience the story? Do any word choices need changing? 6. On the level of "culture"--what do you think this writer is trying to reveal about the culture he/she lives in? Summarize what this story tells/shows about its culture in a sentence or two.
    7. Does this revelation of culture possess much insight or show you something unique? Do you get a picture of cultural practices? Of gender roles, love relationships, family roles, habits, religious practices, beliefs, food, social expectations, etc.? Should anything be thrown out? Added? 8. What areas of the story need the most improvement? 9. Summarize the theme of the story in a sentence or two. Don't just summarize the story, or say what its topic is--that's not theme. "Theme" is what the story reveals about the topic. So put your theme statement in this sort of pattern: "This story reveals that (topic) is (message about the topic)." Do your best here. You'll show the writer what his/her story DOES say, as opposed to what the writer WANTS it to say.
    10. Be specific, try not to merely write, " this was good", instead explain what was good about it and why.
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Thursday, May 27

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    Officiating in the Age of Google on Prezi
    Welcome Middle School students and teachers!
    Welcome to the first middle school workshop for the 1001 Flat World Tales project! We are using the story telling format of 1001 Nights to tell a new story, a story of our world. The format of 1001 Nights is unique, with thousands of different stories embedded within the one main story.
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    Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
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    Farrah and Debora
    This is our Brainstorm:
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    Our First Draft:
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    He told the people about this news and the polls went very fast down because they didn’t want a Prime Minister that was going to die soon. Markus then was very sad because he was going to die and also he was going to die sad.
    If you want him to have a happy ending,
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    And if you'd like to see the sad ending,
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    Peer Response – 1st read-through: Tanja
    1. On the level of story-telling: if you were the King (or the aliens), would you allow this story-teller to live another day? If no,why not? Yes, I think you could make a good film out of this story. I liked it.
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