There are HOW MANY Obstacles on the Hero’s Journey?! Nothing is ever easy for the hero! On the monomythical Hero’s Journey, the main character must endure a “Trail of Trials.” There are an average of 15 obstacles in the middle of the first books of Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, and Twilight.
Tuesday Tips — Portfolio 101. With the end of the year/the beginning of the year fast approaching, it’s a good time to revamp your portfolio. These are some quick tips for visual development/character design portfolio. 1. Know what you want on your finish book. Work backwards — decided on how many pages you want, then work from there. 2. Best piece on the first page, second best on the last page, and third best in the middle. (Something that I learned from Art Center... (CONT at link)
Interactive Notebook Resources ready to use in the middle school history/social studies middle classroom. There are so many benefits to using the interactive notebook at the middle school level. Comprehension and retention are increased, students learn key concepts in multiple ways, and creativity and higher-level thinking are incorporated on a daily basis.
Are you looking for a fun way to teach describing characters and character traits? Try this! Fold each side of a horizontal sheet of paper to the middle. Have the kids draw a picture of the character on the front. Put words to describe the outward appearance of the character on the outside.