Greek Nature and Constellation Myths: Fact or Fiction?

Hello Greek Mythology Explorers!

As you get ready to begin your research on your Greek god or Goddess or Greek demigod or hero, for inspiration, I thought it would be fun for you to watch some videos on Greek nature and constellation myths. This was previously assigned homework in preparation for this week’s blog post.

Please choose one of the myths (either a constellation or nature myth) and write a reflection. Include somethings you have learned, why you chose the myth, and do you believe the story is more fact (believable) or fiction (made up) and why?

One small paragraph

Greek Mythology: Nature Myths from Brenda Wooding on Vimeo.

Children of the Gods

Hi Students,

Soon you will begin your self-study on your Greek God or Goddess. To get you thinking, here is a fun writing prompt to consider. Please answer the prompt that is bolded. The term “Greek God” is used generally and also means Goddess. One good paragraph.

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The Hobbit

Students,

Please reflect on the Lego Hobbit stop motion animation project. What did you think of the project? What things did you learn that you didn’t know before? Did this project help you understand the story or your assigned part of the story better? What did you enjoy about the project, and would you change anything? What will you take away (remember) from this project?

(Once all the videos are created, we will put them together into one iMovie video from beginning to end and post it here.) I will say those that are done are awesome!!

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween, Students!

What has been your favorite Halloween costume so far? Was it one from when you were a toddler or something more recent? Describe it in detail and tell why it is your favorite. If you do not celebrate Halloween, please tell about a costume you have worn (maybe for a play) and the reasons why you wore it.

Also, can you retell a particularly fun Halloween when something scary or funny happened to you?

(Two small, descriptive paragraphs and remember to put a space between them)

Please watch those run-on sentences. Use a period (to create two sentences) or a comma using one of the FANBOYS conjunctions. Also, let’s see some very descriptive adjectives and vivid verbs in your writing.

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Harry Potter’ author J.K. Rowling is going to release a story about Dolores Umbridge on Oct. 31 and fans are on the edge of their seat. Remember the creepy Hogwarts professor Dolores Umbridge? Get a reminder here:

The Hobbit and the Hero

Students, this week you are asked to write on The Hobbit. Weave the following responses into a good paragraph that begins with an interesting opening and ends with a concluding sentence. Watch for fragments, incomplete sentences, and run-ons.

The Hobbit follows the typical pattern of the quest in many ways. Like most heroes, Bilbo begins the story ignorant of the world around him, and he begins to go on a series of adventures which help him in two ways. First, they give him the opportunity to learn about the world and the extent and proper use of his own powers. Second, they bring him the friends and talismans that he will need to prevail in his greatest adventure which is the culmination of his quest.

What is your definition of fantasy? Does the story so far (through Chapter 6) meet your definition of fantasy? Please give an example.

Is there magic in the story so far? If so, explain.

Up to this point in the story, has Bilbo displayed any characteristics of a hero? Please explain.

Bilbo and the Dwarves, while in search of Smaug’s treasure, dream of what they will do with all that gold.