HAPPY EASTER AND WELCOME TO OUR FUN WITH EASTER ACTIVITIES:
Your teachers from the English department have come up with some wonderful ideas for you to do during this “very special” holiday.
All of these activities will be taken into account as a classroom/ homework grade (10%) so the more of them you do the better!
We have also included a list of possible books to read. Choose one you like or maybe one you have at home or have found online and write up a book report. Find attached a report sheet to follow, send it to your teacher and get an extra credit grade for Reading Comprehension & Writing. *Download worksheet
Easter is celebrated differently around the world and we wanted to share with you some of our traditions. If you have a garden, lucky you, if not use your living room and set up an Easter Egg Hunt or make yourself a bonnet!!! We have also included a link to some great traditions you may want to try.
Have a happy holiday! Happy Easter and Stay healthy, Stay safe and Stay home.
- Write a Mini-Saga
The rules for this creative writing exercise are:
– Each saga must have exactly 50 words
– The title can contain up to a maximum of 5 other words
– The saga can only be a story (not a joke, description of someone, etc)
– Topic: “Staying home, keeping safe”
- What is your favorite movie? Record yourself and let us know in less than a minute!
- Make a sock puppet, write a dialogue and put on a show. Record and send it.
4) Become a news anchor or broadcaster: write up some exciting news about your day, family, the weather or sports. Put on your best attire record it and send it! Orvalle News awaits!
5) Orvalle Chef: If you can cook something so delicious you would like to share it with us write out your recipe and add some pics. We’d love to try it! Or Record yourself while cooking!
Recommended book list:
(From the Oxford Bookworms library Stage 3 – PET level)
- The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
- A Little Princess – Frances Hodgson Burnett
- Through the Looking-glass -Lewis Carol
- The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
- The Railway Children – Edith Nesbit
- The Call of the Wild – Jack London
- The Prisoner of Zenda – Anthoney Hope
- A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
(From Oxford Bookworms Library Stage 4 – PET/FCE level)
- The Hound of Baskervilles – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
- A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
- The Thirty-Nine Steps – John Buchan
- Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson
- 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea – Jules Verne
- Black Beauty – Anna Sewell
- Cranford – Elizabeth Gaskell
- Little Women- Louisa May Alcot
- Gulliver’s Travels – Jonathan Swift
- Persuasion – Jane Austen
- Lord Jim – Joseph Conrad
Other books recommended:
Harry Potter collection – JK Rowling
The Lord of the Rings or Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
The Chronicles of Narnia – C. S. Lewis
The Diary of A Young Girl – Anne Frank
To Kill a Mocking Bird – Harper Lee
Animal Farm – George Orwell
Ender’s Game – Orson Scott Card
A Wrinkle in Time – Madeleine L’Engle
The Princess Bride – William Golman
A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
Charlotte’s Web – E. B. White
Anne of Green Gables – Lucy Maud Montgomery
The Call of the Wild or White Fang – Jack London
The Grand Sophy – Georgette Heyer
Venetia – Georgette Heyer
Arabella – Georgette Heyer