For the Imaginary Lands unit, you will
- Read a book that takes place in an imaginary land.
- Create your OWN original imaginary land with map!
- Write imaginary land stories that take place in the land you created.
- Present your Map and Stories to the class.
Imaginary Lands work and due dates:
Imaginary Lands Reading Book:
Read a book that takes place in an imaginary land. Start reading it this week and start bringing it next class! Plan to write a two-page response when you finish reading. The reading reflection will include: a) how does the hero’s journey compare to “The Hero’s Journey” aka “monomyth” that we discussed in class, b) sharing a detail of the imaginary land in the book, and c) discussing what point/lesson/comment your author might be making about the real world via the imaginary land in the book. Be prepared to share a quote/text example to support your ideas!
- Book w/ you in Class: NOW
- Written Response: Wednesday, March 8th
Map of your Imaginary Land :
A large, well-detailed, colorful map that includes:
- one-page explanation/history of the land
Rough draft check: mid-Feb.
Final Map Due: Friday, March 10th
Scoring: 150 pts for a map that is: Large, Detailed, Colorful, and includes a 1-Page Description. -10 points for each element that is lacking. (eg. A map that is Large and Detailed, but lacks Color and Description gets 130 points)
Imaginary Lands Writing:
Several short legends/stories from your Imaginary Land OR The first chapters of your Imaginary Land novel.
Notes and Ideas to Consider:
- Table of Contents
- Location: can you get there from here? Or not!?
- Time: does your imaginary land use normal “years” or some other calendar?Language: is there a different language spoken in this land (like Elvish or Klingon)?
Final Draft Due: Friday, March 10th
*As usual, Final Drafts must be PROOFREAD! typed, 1.5 spacing, Times New Roman font, standard margins.