Section 2 and 3 Assignment: The Soundtrack

Task A:   

Select a song that would be a perfect fit for the soundtrack of your graphic novel and explain why it is the perfect song in a proper paragraph.

Note: The song you select may not have any inappropriate lyrics and the video for the song may not contain any inappropriate images or themes.

Be Sure to Include:

-why it connects to the graphic novel and how it adds to a reader’s understanding of the graphic novel

-at least three ways the song connects to the novel.  Make specific reference to the lyrics of the song and the events, characters and themes in the novel.

-begin with a topic sentence like:

The song __________________________ connects to the graphic novel ___________________ in many ways.

-introduce your three arguments with sentences like:

One way the song ____________________ connects to the graphic novel is through its ____________________________________.

 

In Your Blog Post include:

A. The YouTube video of the song (Click Add Media then Insert Youtube)

B. The lyrics of your song (cut and paste)

C.  The Analysis Paragraph

 

Steps:

1.  Find a song that connects to the graphic novel.

2.  Make a brainstorming list of how the song connects to the novel and what it adds to our understanding of events, characters and themes.

3.  Write a rough copy of a proper 10-15  sentence paragraph which describes at least three ways that the song and graphic novel connect.  Be sure to make specific reference to the lyrics and the song.

4.  Edit your draft for errors in thinking and writing in a different colour ink.

5.  Post a polished copy your paragraph to your blog.

Length:  Write one 10-15 sentence analysis paragraphs

 

Task B:

Read and comment on two of your classmates’ song choices and explanations.

Length: 5 sentence post

 

Section 1 Assignment: Images of Tragedy

Images of Tragedy

  The Tragedy

 Both of the graphic novels focus on the big idea of dealing with tragedy and hardship.  Complete both of the following tasks (A and B) to explore that big idea.

Task A:  Examine how Picasso’s painting The Tragedy connects to and explores the big idea of tragedy and hardship.  Explain how three different parts of the painting connect to the big idea.

Length:  Write one 10-15 sentence analysis paragraph

Steps:

1.  Examine Picasso’s painting The Tragedy.

2.  Make a brainstorming list of how the artist uses the subjects in the painting as well as colour, shading, brushstrokes, etc. to emphasize the idea of tragedy and hardship.

3.  Write a rough copy of a proper 10-15  sentence paragraph which describes three ways that the artist conveys the idea of tragedy or connects to the idea of tragedy in the painting.  Organize your paragraph with a proper topic sentence and transitions.

4.  Edit your draft for errors in thinking and writing in a different colour ink.

5.  Post a polished copy your paragraph to your blog.

Task B: Find another image, photograph or painting that focuses on the big idea of tragedy or hardship and examine how it connects to the big idea.  Explain how three different parts of the painting connect to the big idea.

Length:  Write one 10-15 sentence analysis paragraphs

Steps:

1.  Use Google Images to complete a search on the word Tragedy.

2.  Select a particularly interesting image, follow the image to its source and read about the image and the site that posted it or presented it.

3.   Make a brainstorming list of how the artist uses the subjects in the painting as well as colour, shading, brushstrokes, etc. to emphasize the idea of tragedy and hardship.

3.  Write a rough copy of a proper 10-15  sentence paragraph which describes three ways that the artist conveys the idea of tragedy or connects to the idea of tragedy in the image.  Organize your paragraph with a proper topic sentence and transitions.

4.  Edit your draft for errors in thinking and writing in a different colour ink.

5.  Post a polished copy your paragraph and your image to your blog.

Format:

Each paragraph should contain:

 

-Creative Title

 

-Topic Sentence (1)

-First Technique (1)

-Description of how artist uses technique (2)

-Explanation of how technique shows tragedy (3-4)

-Transition + Second Technique (1)

-Description of how artist uses technique (2)

-Explanation of how technique shows tragedy (3-4)

-Transition + Final Technique (1)

-Description of how artist uses technique (2)

-Explanation of how technique shows tragedy (3-4)

-Closing Sentence  (1)