7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens- next parallel novel- quiz schedule below

If you don’t want to buy the book, I have a pdf below-


Below is the reading schedule- you will have quizzes throughout the reading of this book (almost all reading is done outside of class).

Intro. part one, chapter one: Paradigms and Principles- chapter 2: The Personal Bank Account pp. (48-104): quiz 11/9

chapter 3: Habit 1- Be Proactive and chapter 4: Habit 2- Begin with the End in Mind: quiz 11/13

Habit 3 and 4 : quiz 11/27

Habit 5, 6 and 7 and “Keep Hope Alive”: quiz 11/29



Graphic Novels- test Thurs. 11/1

Test will cover terms and the two graphic novels you read.  Review sheet below:

Review Sheet for Graphic Novels

This article is to be read and questions answered in class on 10/16- if you are absent, print questions and bring in tomorrow.



Graphic novel questions with article

PDFs of graphic novels-



Dates to note!

Questions over first graphic novel due no later than Friday, October 26.  See earlier post for a pdf of two of the books- American Born Chinese can be downloaded (Google it!).

Assignment (different than the questions) over second graphic novel due Friday, November 2nd.-

Graphic novel terms and design TEST (a portion will be over the first book you read)- Nov. 1st

Vocabulary.com – 7 Habits for Highly Effective Teens due Nov. 1st at midnight (I’ll print scores on Nov. 2nd).

You will begin reading your last parallel novel of the semester ( 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens) at home in November.  I will have a free PDF and audio of it on my blog; however, if you want your own copy, purchase it at any new or used book store.


Graphic novels

Maus PDF-


Persepolis PDF-


American Born Chinese PDF-

I can’t find a pdf at this time.  If you find one, send me the link.

Questions over each- turn in as you finish each one.

Maus- answer every question

During Reading Questions for MAUS I

Persepolis questions – answer TWO questions for each chapter

Get them from me- sorry

American Born Chinese (ABC)- answer (at most) 4 questions for each chapter



Some videos about Graphic Novels-

Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud-

Chapter 1


Chapter 2


Chapter 3



Narrative Writing Piece- rewrite the ending of a fairy tale!

Type final piece in Google Docs.

Important (you will lose points if you don’t do this)- name your document (period last name, first name)  Ex (7 Watson, Christina).

SHARE it with me at christinawatson1970@gmail.com

rough draft *printed- Due – Thursday 10/3- bring a printed copy 

Final copy should be 300-500 words and in MLA format & you follow the rules of punctuation with your dialogue- see sheet below-

Dialogue Rules

Fairytale endings narrative instructions

Choose from one of the following fairytales- (if there is one you really want to explore that is not on here, see me):

  • Cinderella
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • Rapunzel
  • Snow White
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Rumple Stiltskin
  • Hansel and Grettle
  • Goldilocks
  • Jack and the Bean Stock
  • The Pied Piper
  • The Emperor’s New Clothes
  • Hans my Hedgehog

Below is a link to all of the stories in their “original” form (in order as seen above)- scroll down until you find your story.  Remember- you will need to have the same characters – maybe repeat something said in the story so you can see the thread of the story tying your new ending together with the old ending.

fairy tales



Fairy tales-new endings.  You will create a new ending to a classic tale.

Begin your ending at the climax.  Your first line will let us know where we are.

There are a few parameters that will be on the rubric:

  1. You must use one of the original versions from my blog or copies (class set- don’t take with you).
  2. You must have dialogue with correct use of quotations marks and punctuation.
  3. It must be in MLA format: 12 font- Times New Roman Double Spaced
  4. 300-500 words (name and title not included)
  5. Begin your narrative with a sentence that allows the reader to know the action you have started from or use an original line from the text.
  6. Keep the story in 3rd person. Keep it in past tense.
  7. Be sure that your details are consistent with plot possibilities and character dialogue is consistent with previous dialogue.
  8. Have fun with this- you will be sharing with your group. The winner of each group goes to the semi-finals!!!  Yes- there is a reward for the winner in each class. (:
  9. You must have a written rough draft that will be written at school and turned in; however, you will be sharing your typed version with me on my gmail- christinawatson1970@gmail.com
  10. You must share your document with someone who will edit- they will get a peer edit grade, so they will need to edit your shared doc by Thursday.  They need to write their name at top- as well as any changes they see that need to be made (they will have a list to look for in your paper).
  11. Due date for final typed copied (shared on gmail): Friday, Oct. 4th  Late papers will receive 10 points off per day.