Friday, September 9, 2016

Reading Period 2: September 9 - 15: Ivanhoe

That's SIR Walter Scott to you, sport.
Meetings: September 13, 15
Due dates:
Quiz due September 12, 7pm
Assignments due September 14, 7pm

Long Read: 

Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott, adapted by David Purdie, chapters 12-31


"The Stolen Child" by W. B. Yeats

Creative Assignments

Post your work to the Google+ Community, and don't forget to comment on your teammates' posts. Choose one of these:

Create Torquilstone Castle in Minecraft. You must demonstrate your knowledge of at least ten vocabulary words and label these illustrations with signs. Example: barbican, palisade, bailey, moat, keep, arrow loop, crenelation, drawbridge, oubliette, donjon, postern gate, etc. You can work together on this project with one or two other people, if you want. Just make sure everyone contributes.


Create a  handwritten letter from Wilfred to Rowena, or a letter from Rowena to Wilfred. Pretend the letter is written while both are imprisoned at Torquilstone. What would each one be thinking of? What would they want to say to each other, if there was a doubt that they would ever see each other again? Handwrite your letter on paper with a pen, and include a flowery signature and whatever illustrations you think are appropriate -- hearts, flowers, swords, etc.

Writing Assignments:

Post your work to the Google+ Community, and don't forget to comment on your teammates' posts. Choose one of these:

Cool barbican, bruh. 
Rewrite the plot of the Torquilstone rescue so that Rowena and Rebecca save themselves and everyone else with the help of Ulrica. You can give them super powers if you like. Write at least 300 words, but take as much space as you need, to include dialogue, description, and awesome action sequences.


Write an invitation to the tournament at Ashby de la Zouche. In it, you should include everything a knight will need to know about the tournament. The rules, the schedule of events, what they'll need to bring, the etiquette expectations, and a list of the dignitaries they'll get to meet if they come. Explain about crowning the Queen of Love and Beauty, and make the tournament sound awesome so everyone will want to come and fight! Think about your invitation having an introduction, body, and conclusion, and what purpose, within this piece of writing, each one of those sections should have.


The quiz is open book! Make sure you email your answers to Ms. Lydia with the subject header Stickybeak Quiz Reading Period 2.

Have fun storming the castle!
1. How is the combat on the second day of the tournament different from combat on the first day?
2. What has happened to Ivanhoe's land and manor while he was off fighting with Richard in the crusades?
3. What target does Locksley suggest that Hubert refuses to shoot at?
4. Whose name does Cedric give a toast to at the banquet, causing John to freak out?
5. What evidence do you see in chapter 16 to support the idea that the hermit at the chapel of St. Dunstan does NOT lead a pious life of deprivation and prayer?
6. What reasons does Gurth have to be angry a Cedric in chapter 18?
7. What reasons does Cedric have to be crabby in chapter 18?
8. De Bracy has kidnapped Cedric's party and has taken them to which castle? Who owns it?
9. After the kidnapping, what does De Bracy want? What does Reginald Front-de-Boeuf want? What does Brian de Bois Guilbert want?
10. What does Rebecca threaten to do if Guilbert doesn't leave her alone?
11. Who dresses up as a priest to enter Reginald Front-de-Boeuf's castle?
12. What is the clever plan to get Cedric out of the castle?
13. Why is Ulrica tormented with guilt?
14. What job does Reginald give to Cedric as he sends him out of the castle?
15. Why does De Bracy not tell Reginald Front-de-Boeuf of Wilfred of Ivanhoe's identity? What would Reginald have done if he knew? And why?
16. In what point of view does the author, Walter Scott, filter the action of the battle scene in chapter 30?
17. How does Ulrica get her revenge on Reginald?
18. Who crossed the moat and attacked the gate?  (Two answers)
19. Who saves Rebecca from the fire?
20. Who saves Ivanhoe from the fire?

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