Boys – Okay For Now – Tell the Story in the Plate

Hi Boys!

Choose one of John James Audubon’s plates and tell the story in that plate in the style of Gary Schmidt. There is also a photo I found from the University of Pittsburgh that shows how large the plates actually are in an official “page turning ceremony.” The largest plate is of the Crested caracara. The plate with the white and black birds is the Black guillemot. And the last one is of the Bank Swallow¬†or violet-green swallow. Be sure a lead sentence clearly explains which plate you are describing. Begin creatively.

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Tell the Story

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One good paragraph is all you need, but you must be as descriptive and detailed as possible.

In addition: Please give one example of symbolism from the movie October Sky. Symbolism is something that stands for or represents something you cannot see. Please do not borrow ideas from another; I can tell. There are many correct answers, so be sure you support your opinion from facts from the movie. If you did not see this movie, then skip this prompt, and instead, tell me an example of symbolism from a movie you have seen. One paragraph.

John James Audubon ~ Tell the Story


This week’s post is in connection to your novel Okay For Now. Please choose one of the plates below from John James Audubon’s Birds of America and tell the story of the plate similar to how Gary Schmidt uses these plates

in each chapter. Look at what you feel is happening in the image and write a descriptive paragraph about it. Be creative and very descriptive. Notice the details!

Please do not borrow any ideas from another classmate!