Friday, October 23, 2015

October 3 Meeting

For our second meeting of Patterson RAPS this fall, the 7th and 8th graders considered different ways of telling stories. We read the first journal entry of Patrick Carman's mystery book, Skeleton Creek, and watched the first video entry of the book online.

After we discussed what we learned from the different perspectives and different styles of storytelling in Skeleton Creek, we performed Act 4 Scene 1 of William Shakepeare's, Macbeth. In this scene with the famous lines, "Double, double toil and trouble; / Fire burn and cauldron bubble," we split into small groups to add noises like gusts of wind, moaning, owls, and thunder to create a creepy mood for the scene. 

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Before breaking off to brainstorm ideas for our group story project, we looked at Gareth Hinds' Macbeth and Romeo & Juliet graphic novels. With Skeleton CreekRomeo & JulietMacbeth, and our own spooky group story in the works, we are definitely ready for Halloween!    

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