Monday, April 28, 2008


Over break I did not do anything for English because I was in France having the BEST spring break ever!! But this week I plan to do a lot.
I changed my project slightly, and now I have a more focused idea. I am going to read Grimms Brother, Aesops Fabels, and Anderson fairy tales. My research paper will be answering the question of weather or not these fairy tales can be applied to modern times. Then my project will be to write my own fairy tale using the same styles as the three mentioned, but with a modernize twist. I will present it in a book form illustrated with my pictures that I will take. Right now I am going to focus on the research paper, but I'm worried for the book that I'm not going to come up with a good idea. So I will try to brainstorm a little bit on what my modern day fairy tale will be about.
This week I am planning to read at least 15 of Aesop's Fables and 3 or 4 Grimms Brother tales and annotate them. I will be keeping an eye out for how these stories can relate back to today's time. I'm sure the lessons behind them will be modern, but maybe the settings they are placed in will be a little outdated. I think this is a reasonable goal for this week. Maybe if I work well, I will read more in the books.