Students will use their study and knowledge of a particular work of literary merit to design and create a piece of art and an artistic statement. The art and statement will demonstrate the connection between a thematic idea in the work and the literary elements that contribute to it (e.g.,...
Virtual Learning Academy Charter School (VLACS) Performance Design Team
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For this task, each student plays the role of an intern at a public radio station who has been asked to write a story for one of their podcast shows. This could be someone else’s story (students would interview them and then write the story) or a personal story. The story could be humorous or...
Students will imagine themselves as journalists writing about Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in veterans returning from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, making connections to wars in the past and Hemingway’s literature.
Using direct quotations from Hemingway’s “Soldier’s Home” and “...
This task requires students to analyze the development of a theme by analyzing the author’s use of a color’s symbolic meaning(s). Students present their analysis through an essay that is drafted and peer reviewed on email and submitted via email as an attachment.