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SAT PRACTICE

posted Jan 14, 2016, 5:42 AM by Cynthia Schofield

SAT PRACTICE TEST - READING

Definition of Satire

posted Nov 23, 2015, 2:13 PM by Cynthia Schofield

In literature, the ridicule of any subject – an idea, or institution, an actual person or type of person, or even mankind in general – to lower it in the reader’s esteem and make it laughable. Though a satirist may be attacking a rival or personal enemy, he will usually claim to be – and indeed often will be – ridiculing some representative vice for the general benefit of mankind.


A work or manner that blends a censorious attitude with humor and wit for improving human institutions or humanity. Satirists attempt through laughter not so much to tear down as to inspire a remodeling.

Christmas Story Contest (same rules every year)

posted Oct 21, 2015, 6:30 AM by Cynthia Schofield

Christmas Story Contest – with prizes of $75, $50 and $25 to be awarded to three winners. For your story (fiction or non-fiction) to be eligible for consideration, just follow these easy guidelines.

*Story length must be 2,000 words or less. The story must be typed and may be submitted on a flashdrive or e-mailed to rick@scenepub.com

*The story (a true account or fiction) must relate to Christmas, the Holiday Season or Hanukkah.

*Please state above the title, “A true story,” or “A fictional story.”

*The Christmas Story Contest is open to anyone who is 14 years of age or older.

Send or drop off your stories to:
Scene Magazine
4642 Capital Avenue, S.W.
Battle Creek, MI 49015
(269) 979-1411 ext – 100 or email
rick@scenepub.com

Crucible Writing Assignment

posted Oct 4, 2015, 4:25 PM by Cynthia Schofield   [ updated Oct 6, 2015, 8:23 AM ]

The word crucible means “a container for melting or purifying metals” and “a severe test.” Which character do you think faces the greatest challenge in the play and becomes the purest form of what he/she truly is?  Do you think John Proctor is the character who is put to the greatest crucible to become the good man that Elizabeth claims he is, or do you think Abby is reduced to her true form after her test?

Pick a character and write a well-developed essay explaining which character you think went through a crucible to become his/her true form.  You must include two quotes from the play to support your ideas, and you must cite these quotes correctly with in-text citations.  You must also include a Works Cited page for the play.

Introductions: Extended Metaphor

posted Sep 7, 2015, 12:22 PM by Cynthia Schofield

Create a metaphor for yourself.  Then write a paragraph expanding the connection.  Attached are some previous examples.  If time allows, illustrate your metaphor.  These will be presented in class....

The Crucible Writing Assignment

posted Mar 6, 2015, 9:26 PM by Cynthia Schofield   [ updated Oct 4, 2015, 4:17 PM ]

The word crucible means “a container for melting or purifying metals” and “a severe test.” Which character do you think faces the greatest challenge in the play and becomes the purest form of what he/she truly is?  Do you think John Proctor is the character who is put to the greatest crucible to become the good man that Elizabeth claims he is, or do you think Abby is reduced to her true form after her test?

Pick a character and write a well-developed essay explaining which character you think went through a crucible to become his/her true form.  You must include two quotes from the play to support your ideas, and you must cite these quotes correctly with in-text citations.  You must also include a Works Cited page for the play.

CHRISTMAS STORY CONTEST Last Year's But Rules Are Always The Same

posted Oct 16, 2014, 7:32 PM by Cynthia Schofield

Christmas Story Contest – with prizes of $75, $50 and $25 to be awarded to three winners. For your story (fiction or non-fiction) to be eligible for consideration, just follow these easy guidelines.

*Story length must be 2,000 words or less. The story must be typed and may be submitted on a flashdrive or e-mailed to rick@scenepub.com

*The story (a true account or fiction) must relate to Christmas, the Holiday Season or Hanukkah.

*Please state above the title, “A true story,” or “A fictional story.”

*The Christmas Story Contest is open to anyone who is 14 years of age or older.

Send or drop off your stories to:
Scene Magazine
4642 Capital Avenue, S.W.
Battle Creek, MI 49015
(269) 979-1411 ext – 100 or email
rick@scenepub.com
 

Definition of Satire

posted Oct 16, 2014, 6:26 PM by Cynthia Schofield

In literature, the ridicule of any subject – an idea, or institution, an actual person or type of person, or even mankind in general – to lower it in the reader’s esteem and make it laughable. Though a satirist may be attacking a rival or personal enemy, he will usually claim to be – and indeed often will be – ridiculing some representative vice for the general benefit of mankind.


A work or manner that blends a censorious attitude with humor and wit for improving human institutions or humanity. Satirists attempt through laughter not so much to tear down as to inspire a remodeling.

Assignment #1

posted Mar 19, 2012, 9:34 AM by Cynthia Schofield   [ updated Aug 29, 2014, 7:00 PM ]

Your first assignment is a getting to know you activity:
“Me in a Bag” A Getting to Know You Activity I have filled my bag with special items that tell you about me. In this bag you will find, things that show I’m one of a kind, items of stuff I like, Family, friends, or a hobby. So when I share these things with you, you’ll find out things you never knew! • Each participant needs to create their own “Me in a Bag”. Please have it created before you come to the Face to Face. • Fill a small bag or paper lunch bag with at least 5 items. • Each item should represent a part of you. Such items could include trophies, books, family photos, ribbons, small keepsake items, etc. • If the item isn't obvious, then attach a short sentence or paragraph to describe the significance of each item. If you don’t want to use the real items, print and cut out photos of them. • At the meeting, you will set your bag at the front table. We will then randomly pass out the bags and you will meet with the owner of the bag you received. You will discuss the items in the bag and get to know them. In turn, you will meet with the person that received your bag and do the same thing. • Your job is to then introduce them to the class by talking about their items. The person who received your bag will introduce you
Due 9/03/14

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