Design Your Own Quidditch Field

Quidditch – the game where Harry’s magical skills come to the fore

 Harry Potter’s initiation into the amazing magical world that has been kept from him for eleven years is exciting and dramatic, and we follow him as he discovers magic, extra doorways through solid brick walls, flying on broomsticks… and Quidditch.

Quid-what?

Harry first learns about Quidditch from Ron Weasley, when they first meet on the train to Hogwarts. Ron doesn’t do a very good job of explaining the game, and Harry is still a little confused when the strangest thing happens to him after his very first flight on a broomstick – Professor McGonagall, instead of punishing him for flying dangerously, selects him for the Gryffindor Quidditch team, making him the youngest player in a century.

To top it off, a brand new Nimbus 2000 broomstick lands on Harry’s table with the breakfast post, and he becomes the only first-year to be allowed his own broomstick.

Task #1

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1. Design a Quidditch field for your wizards and witches to play. It should be at least 1m long, 0.5m wide, and 0.25m high.

2. At each end of the pitch, three goal posts must be placed.

3. Do not forget to make your golden snitch, because without it the game will be meaningless.

4. The materials to be used are for you to decide. You may choose from using wood, cardboard, clay, and others.

Task #2 

Together with your group mates, conduct a research and write a report how Quidditch is played. Here are your guiding questions in writing:

1. How many players are needed to play Quidditch?

2. What are the names of the roles in the game and what are their specific jobs?

2. What are the different balls used in the game and describe them?

3. What other equipment are used in Quidditch?

4. What are the rules set in the game?

5. Name three famous Quidditch players and their role in the game.

Report Requirements

Make a cover page for your report and design it nicely. Typing it up and printing in color is a plus factor. Remember to use the font that is easy to read and make sure that the font size is uniform. Be as creative as you can be.

See your teacher for the rubric. Have fun!

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Create Your Own Fable

After your immersion in the fables of Aesop, it is now time to create your original story that illustrates the moral of your choice.

To help you, use the guidelines below in planning and writing your fable. Once you have answered the questions, you are now ready to write your story.

To have a standard writing process, write a draft first and confer with your teacher to assess your work. Proofread and edit your writing along with your grammar and spelling too. At the end of this assignment your teacher will give you a vocabulary worksheet. Complete the list and simply follow the given instructions.

Write a final draft and illustrate your work. You may use a stationary sheet or your computer in designing your story. Remember to create a cover page and choose illustrations that are appropriate for your fable.

 Create Your Own Fable!

Answer these questions as you begin to write your fable.

What message would you like to teach?

Who will your characters be? (Remember that fables often use animals that act like people)

What will your characters need to solve?

How will your fable end?

Story Structure Chart

Title

Characters

Setting

Problem/Solution

Moral

My Vocabulary Words

Underline three words in this story that are new or especially interesting to you. Write those words on the lines.

Word 1       _____________________________________

Word 2      _____________________________________

Word 3     _____________________________________

Based on the other words in the fable, write what you think your words mean.

Word 1       ______________________________________________

Word 2      ______________________________________________

Word 3     ______________________________________________

Use a dictionary to look up the meaning of your words. Write the meanings on the line.

Word 1       ______________________________________________

Word 2      ______________________________________________

Word 3     ______________________________________________

Write a sentence for each of your three words.

Word 1       ______________________________________________

Word 2      ______________________________________________

Word 3     ______________________________________________

Deadline of Submission for the 1st draft is on 17th of October.

Adopt-A-Pet Persuasive Essay

“My very own pig. Now, I have to name you. A perfect name for a perfect pig. WILBUR! Wilbur. What a beautiful name! I’ll bring you some warm milk tight after breakfast” – Fern

Activity

Have you ever considered an animal more than just a pet? Read the first chapter of Charlotte’s Web. After reading through, write a letter to Fern’s father, Mr. Arable explaining why he should spare Wilbur’s life and allow Fern to raise the pig as her pet.

For additional information that may improve your persuasive essay, you may choose to view several sites that explain the benefits of pet adoption.

– Pig Preservation Association:  http://thepigpreserveassociation.org/index.html
– Petfinder: http://www.petfinder.org/

Deadline of Submission:

Wednesday, September 12, 2012