Friday, September 26, 2008

PROJECT HELP

If you have any questions or concerns about your project, please add a comment to this blog post. I will receive email notice and respond ON this blog, under your comment (thus adding another comment). By this, everyone can benefit from the question and clarification.

26 comments:

Misa said...

For the newspaper project, do we need to make characters from the story the editors, or can we be the editors?

Misa said...

What is the length requirement of the feature article of the newspaper article?

Ms. LaBeau said...

I suggest: make yourself the Editor; make up other Puritans for the reporters who write for you. So, yes, you can be the editor of your newspaper! :)

Ms. LaBeau said...

I'm leaving length requirements up to you. In short, it should be as long as it takes to report on the hanging, with clarity, accuracy, and detail. It is definitely one of the longer articles. I imagine it would be about 300 or so words (1.5 pages "ish" if typed out like an essay).

Misa said...

Did the puritans call themselves Puritans?

Michelle Joos said...

Did the puritans call themselves Puritans?
(same question as Misa's)

Misa/Michelle said...

I'm just going to assume they did...

Michelle Joos said...

Instead of writing letters to the editor, can we make an advice column?

Ms. LaBeau said...

For what did they call themselves, think of them as a team. It would be normal for them to say, "We Puritans" (sort of like Spartans...); but it would be weird for some sort of third person reference like, "John, a Puritan, ...." or, "The Puritans...." They would not self-refernce as a third person observer.

Ms. LaBeau said...

I think an advice column is a spectacular idea!!! You should include one! However, not in the place of letters to the editor; letters to the editor are still required (and would be different in tone and content, of course).

Misa/Michelle said...

Is there a length requirement for the other parts of the newspaper like the autobiographical sketch or the summery?

Misa said...

For the summery in the newspaper, I am going to use the date that it says "Eleven-year-old Abigail Williams and nine-year-old Elizabeth Parris begin behaving strangely." as the date for when they are caught dancing and when Betty begins to act sickly and motionless. Is that ok?

Nicole said...

Misa, date, yes, age on Abby, no.
Length requirements are what it takes to make "it" good. Summary may be in paragraphs in an article, it may be in another format. It's up to you.

Misa said...

thanks.
I'll try to make this my last question:
What do you mean "letters to the editor"? Is it just like writing and opinion to the newspaper or is it like asking a question to the editor and giving a response?

Ms. LaBeau said...

Those letters could be either, and/or, both. If you want to model after something, check out the front setion of a newspaper, such as the "Fencepost" in the "Daily Herald". Really, a letter in with some strong opinion on previous reporting or on something from current life and politics gives readers a voice, which is the letter to editor section. And the editor has an opportunity to respond.

Lauren Spiewak said...

Can I use the dates in history for the newspaper?

Ms. LaBeau said...

Absolutely, yes you can! (use dates from history)

grace lee said...

for the director's board, do we have to give a reason why we drew, on all the pictures??? like the 3-D ones?

grace lee said...

and if we do the director's board, do we have to draw the whole Act? how long does it have to be?

Anonymous said...

for the lyrics one can i make a verse for one person each then the chorus will be about all of them

danisha

Ms. LaBeau said...

DIRECTOR'S BOARD-length was suppose to be cleared by me to ensure it was a scene that was not too long (to avoid camera shot lapses that would be too long in between, and to avoid just giving me "setting" shots); background, some , yes.
LYRICS-yes, Danisha, if I understand you correctly.

grace lee said...

rcould i do the scean in Act II where Giles corey comes into proctor's house to tell them that they've taken his wife away, to the part where cheever comes to take Elizabeth way? or is that too short?

Anonymous said...

i want to do the song on abby lik from her piont of view can i make it only about how much she wants john and cant have him cause thats the only blues she has

Dani

grace lee said...

could i do the part in act II where cheever comes to get Elizabeth to the end? it's 4 1/2 pages

Ms. LaBeau said...

Grace, yes.
Dani, yes.

Sounds all good!!!
:)

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