Ms. Allison's Summer Writing Projects
Teacher: Ms. Allison
Hello! My name is Allison Rose. I attended the University of Michigan and obtained my bachelor's degree in English with a teaching certificate in English and Psychology. After graduation, I had the opportunity to work with secondary students (grades 9-12) in both charter and public schools amidst diverse learners where I was able to collaborate with colleagues to develop curriculum in addition to conveying my passion for literature to students in the classroom. At Questabox, I have been privileged to work with students creatively and help them refine necessary skills with writing and analyzing literature.
a. Intro to Shakespeare
Class Length: 60 min
Class Time: Tue & Thur 4PM PST (=7PM EST), Meeting twice a week
Unit 2 Comedy (4 weeks) 7/19, 7/21, 7/26, 7/28, 8/2, 8/4, 8/9 ,8/11
Class Size: 3-8 students (Class is open with min. 3 students)
- Research Presentation on Shakespearean Era
- Virtual Scene Performance (ex. crafting a script and annotating it, writing a
rationale, costuming, articulation, and performance)
Text Options: Shakespearean sonnets (ex. Sonnet 16), Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hamlet, etc.
b. Behavioral Psychology + Writing CourseProject Description: What behaviors fall outside the regular spectrum of human behavior? What is a mental illness, and how can it affect people's behaviors? What treatments exist for those who have a disorder?
Activities and Experiments: 1) Color experiment: do colors affect mood? Expriment with different colored candies - does sting a candy in one color affect a person's mood? 2) Research a historical figure who had a mental health issue and write about how they coped with that disorder (or did not). 3) Diagnostic game - figure our the disorder! 4) Learning about different careers in mental health (counselors, psychologist vs. psychiatrists, social workers) and writing a report.
Class Length: 90 min
Class Time: Wed 3PM PST (=6PM EST)
Dates: 6/22- 7/27, 2022
Grade Levels: Rising 6th grade and up
- Historical Research Writing Report
- Creative Writing Piece