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Mrs. Lawner


Week of March 30 (Wed-Thurs): 6th Grade

Write sentences with Caesar’s English I (Lesson 20) vocabulary words:*

  • Genial – kind, friendly sympathetic
  • Stolid – unemotional, impassive
  • Palpable – touchable, something with a physical presence that you can feel
  • Austere – bare, unadorned, undecorated
  • Furtive – stealthy, sneaky, surreptitious

*If you turned in sentences before the break, you do not have to do them again.

In Rats, Bulls, read pages 57-61 (Chapter 10, Three from the Northern Renaissance) and answer the questions I gave out before we went on break. A copy of the questions are attached. They are due on Thursday, April 2, 2020


Renaissance Homework     Due Date: April 2, 2020

Looking at Northern Renaissance Paintings*     Due Date: April 2, 2020

*Note: “Open this attachment of the two Renaissance portraits, and answer the discussion questions for yourself.  You do NOT have to email the answers to these to Mrs. Lawner.  They are just to make you look and think!”


All Grades – Monologue Assignment (will also be used in Mrs. McCool’s class)

Due Date: April 9, 2020

Monologue: In theatre, a monologue is a speech presented by a single character, most often to express their mental thoughts aloud, though sometimes also to directly address another character or the audience. Monologues are common across the range of dramatic media, as well as in non-dramatic media such as poetry. (Wikipedia)

Your assignment is to write a monologue, which you will record and send to Mrs. McCool later, about what life is like during this period of pandemic and sheltering in place. As we know from our study of history, first person accounts (primary sources) are an important source for historians to learn about historical events and how people lived through them. You are living in an historical time right now, so record your experiences and feelings in writing. You can pretend you are 50 years in the future and are describing the Coronavirus pandemic to your grandchildren, or you can make up another scenario in which you are telling your story. You can write about what’s happening in the world, what’s happening in your life and the lives of those around you, and, MOST IMPORTANTLY, write how you feel about what’s happening and how it affects you. Give details and describe specific events or activities. Your monologue should be between 250 and 400 words. The rubric for the performance of the monologue is being posted as well.

Standards and Benchmarks

CC Writing IV.3, 4, 10; CC Speaking V.1; Arts Anchor 10

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