Some Year Three Exams
Today, I happened upon some of D's exams from the third grade, or Year Three. I thought I'd share my trip down memory lane. At the time, she was eight-years-old. Time sure does fly!
Year Three - Exams
Tell about Guy Fawkes.
Guy Fawkes was an outlaw. He wanted to kill the King Charles I. Guy Fawkes plan was to put gunpowder in the basement of the parliament were the king was holding a meeting. The date planed for the attack was November 5. Guy Fawkes was to light the gunpowder. Right before the planed date Guy Fawkes was caught. He was taken to the Tower of London to be executed.
Describe how the Great Fire of London began and how it affected London.
The great fire of London began in a baker's oven. It spread and spread. Now they had firefighters. But they didn't have hoses. What they had was kind of like water guns but it only held half a gallon. But they had to fill it up. But there was one good thing about the great fire of London it stopped the Black Death.
Tell about the Commonwealth. Describe how it began, who led England during that time, and how the Commonwealth ended.
The Commonwealth began when King Charles the first was reigning. But he got executed because the people were mad at him because they thought he was naughty. He was led through the gates of London and was very unhappily beheaded. There was a groan through the crowd. That was when the Commonwealth began. The man in charge of the Commonwealth was Oliver Cromwell. It was either the fifteen or sixteen hundreds when it ended. A couple of years later a king came back. It was King Charles the second. He was naughty. He had concubines.
Tell about Bonnie Prince Charlie. Include details about the Battle of Culloden and Flora MacDonald.
Bonnie Prince Charlie was supposed to be king of England and Scotland but the people of England wouldn't let him because he was Catholic. The people of England had a law that said that only Protestant kings and queens were allowed. So Bonnie Prince Charlie and some of the Highlanders fought against this law. The Highlanders were men and women from Scotland who wore kilts. So they fought the battle. It was called the Battle of Culloden. They were not victorious. They lost a lot of men so the law stayed. Bonnie Prince Charlie escaped. Flora MacDonald helped him escape from England to Skye where he would travel on from there to Rome and there he stayed until his death. The English-speaking people have a song about the escape. It is called the Skye Boat Song. "Like a bird on the wing...o'er the waves to Skye."
Tell about the American Revolution.
England owned the thirteen original colonies. America did not like this. They wanted to be free from England. They wanted to be their own country. It was July 4, 1776 when the Declaration of Independence was signed. They declared themselves apart from England and were ready to fight for their freedom. They fought for eight long years. One night when it was very dark and the moon was shining, the Redcoats (who were the British) were planning to attack that night. A man named Paul Revere who was a silversmith heard that they were going to attack. He and a friend went to warn a village. They came to an old tower - a church. Paul Revere told his friend to hold a lantern in the church tower. Paul Revere said, "Two if by land; one if by sea." His friend said yes and Paul Revere rode off to the neighboring village. Paul Revere warned the people of the neighboring village but at one point he was caught by the Redcoats. Paul Revere was let go and rode off to the village once more to warn the rest of the people. He got to John and Sam Adams's house (the same John Adams who was to be future president after George Washington) and warned them of the danger. Every man here and there was ready at a bridge for Paul Revere had seen the warning at the old church tower. He had seen that there were two - not one - but two lanterns at the old church tower. The general of the American army was George Washington and, after eight years of fighting, the American finally won their freedom from England. Everybody was very glad when England sailed her ships away from America and back to England.
Retell the story of the Black Hole of Calcutta.
The English had a trade way with India. The French had a trade way with India, too. The French and the English fought for trade ways. Some of the Indians sided with the English and some of the Indians sided with the French. The French and the Indians captured some English people - men and women - and threw them into the Black Hole of Calcutta. It was worse than jail! There was only one window. There was not enough air and barely enough food. The Indians and the French looked with torches and laughed at the English who were suffering. The English stayed there for several months before some English soldiers captured the base and freed the English who were prisoners in the Black Hole of Calcutta. Some of the English who were in the Black Hole of Calcutta died. Some of them survived.
Describe the event of the French Revolution.
The French Revolution was very bad. The French beheaded the royal family - children included - and executed the courtiers, too. The French didn't want a king and a queen. The executed the royal children because they didn't want to have a king or queen ever again. The French were very bad. They didn't like anyone who liked the king or queen. The French Revolution was very bloody because there was a lot of killing involved.
Who was Napoleon Bonaparte? Tell about his life.
Napoleon Bonaparte was a bad man. He tried to conquer all of Europe. He thought he was very powerful. He conquered France. He tried to conquer England but he failed. England was very resistant. He fought many wars for all that he had. Since he had conquered France, the French were with him when he went into battle. The most popular battles that Napoleon fought are the Battle of Trafalgar and the Battle of Waterloo. Napoleon never won those two battles because they were against the English. Napoleon never conquered England; England's navies were too strong. He married Josephine because he wanted a son. Josephine never had a son so Napoleon divorced her. But one of his relations was Napoleon II. Napoleon sent Napoleon II in charge of France because Napoleon was off fighting other wars. When Napoleon fought the Battle of Waterloo he was captured. He was taken to the island of St. Helena. There he died. Many people think he died of the green mold in the wallpaper.
Tell about Horatio Nelson and the Battle of Trafalgar.
Horatio Nelson was a admiral in the English Navy. They called him Admiral Nelson. He owned a ship. Its name was the Victory. He was the captain of the Victory. One day Admiral Nelson and the Victory had to go to war. It was called the Battle of Trafalgar because it was not really a war - it was just a battle. The battle was against Napoleon Bonaparte who was very naughty. He tried to conquer all of Europe. He had already conquered France and now he wanted to conquer England. Horatio Nelson's ship led all the other ships into battle he was the leader of the ships. Admiral Nelson and the Victory were victorious but Admiral Nelson was talking to some of his officers when all of a sudden he got shot. He fell down. All of the officers went and saw why he fell down; they did not see the bullet. Admiral Nelson was not dead yet. They carried him away to the sick beds and one of the officers told him that they were victorious for he did not know they were victorious. Admiral Nelson said he was glad and died.
Tell about the Battle of Waterloo. Name the opponents and explain the importance of the battle.
The Battle of Waterloo was against Napoleon Bonaparte. Napoleon did not give up. He tried again to conquer England. This time Admiral Nelson was not here. Someone else was leading England into battle. They fought and the English and all their allies chased Napoleon and his men. Napoleon was saving his officers for the end but Napoleon sent them out early. Even though Napoleon sent out his officers he was still not victorious. England and her allies were victorious. They captured Napoleon and they stopped him from taking over Europe and England. The Battle of Waterloo was important because Napoleon Bonaparte was taking over everything. England stopped Napoleon Bonaparte from taking over Europe. Europe was saved, France was free, and everything was good.
What was the Industrial Revolution? What were some of the items invented during this time? How did the Industrial Revolution change the world?
The Industrial Revolution changed the world because it changed the way of doing things. One of the inventions was the Spinning Jenny. The Spinning Jenny was a spinning wheel. Robert Arkwright invented the Spinning Jenny. Robert Arkwright's working-place was an old house. Women next door said they heard strange noises. It was Arkwright working on the Spinning Jenny and other inventions. At the same time, another man was opening his own barber shop in the basement and to keep people coming to his barber shop he ranged prices as low as one cent. He advertised different hairstyles but, since they had no T.V., he advertised them on the front of his house. The Industrial Revolution was a great change for everybody. Later on, men invented things that produced smoke, such as: factories, trains, and subways, which pollute the air. The Industrial Revolution changed not only the air but also how people worked. It changed how people worked because people had to work by hand before but now they could use factories and spinning wheels (Spinning Jennies) to help them.
Who was the Girl Queen? Tell about her life.
The Girl Queen was Victoria. She was the daughter of the Earl of Kent. The king of England had died and everyone else who could take his place had died, too. Little Victoria did not know why she needed to take so many lessons. One day her nurse gave her a piece of paper and on it was Victoria's genealogy. Then, Victoria said, "Now I know why I need to take so many lessons. I guess I will become queen someday." Victoria did not know that "someday" would be soon. One day Victoria was sleeping and two men arrived. They knocked on the door and awfully long time before the nurse opened the door. They said they wanted to see Victoria. The nurse said that Victoria was sleeping and that she could not bear to wake her. But the men said that this was important business to do with the queen! "The queen!" Now this was something different for the nurse. The nurse went to wake Victoria. Victoria came in with her robe and her long black hair. The men told her that her uncle had died and that she should take the place and be queen. Victoria did not want to be queen but the men said she must and she said, "I will." She married her cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. She had a lot of children.
Describe the purpose of the Great Exhibition.
The Great Exhibition was made for trading. The man who got the idea was Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, who was married to Queen Victoria. Everything was perfect except Prince Albert did not know the materials that he should use to build the Great Exhibition. A man suggested that they should build it out of metal and glass. The Great Exhibition was very pretty. They had plants hung inside on the roof. The Great Exhibition had lots of windows. The windows were very pretty. They looked like crystals. People from all over the world came to trade there - in the Great exhibition. It was practically a national trademark.
Tell about the Light Brigade.
The Light Brigade was a troop of soldiers - 607 to be exact. This was a lot of soldiers back then. One day England was fighting a battle. The Light Brigade was sent out but the officer's orders were misunderstood and the Light Brigade rode straight into the heart of the battle where the fighting was the worst. They rode bravely into the midst of the battle. They thought the officer knew what he was doing. The Light Brigade fought the enemy the best they could. The Light Brigade fought, came back, and did their duty. But those who came back were not the brave 607. Instead there were 184. There is a poem that follows the story: "Cannon to the right of them, cannon to the left of them, cannon in front of them, into the Valley of Death rode the six hundred."
Describe the purpose of the Red Cross, how it was founded, by whom, and during which war.
The purpose of the Red Cross is to keep people from getting sick and dying. It was founded during a war where Russia was trying to take over Turkey. When the Red Cross was founded the founder walked into a hospital and saw how dirty it was and saw how everybody was dying right before her eyes. She tried to clean everything up and make the patients feel better. In the end most of those soldiers survived. But one day the founder got sick with a fever. But in the end she survived.
Who was the "Arctic Explorer"? Tell about him.
The "Arctic Explorer" was a man named Franklin. He was married but he had no children. The king of England at that time was sending more and more sailors to trade with other lands but the way to China and India was too long for lots of sailors to go there. The king wanted to know how they could find a way to go to India and China. A man named Sebastian Cabot suggested that they could go over Canada and, following the Polar and Arctic Seas, could find Asia and go down and find India and China. Franklin said he would try it. He took a ship and more than a hundred men to go and find what was later to be known as the "Northwest Passage." Franklin and his men traveled for twelve long years and they found the Northwest Passage. After a while they got lost and Franklin's wife sent lots of search parties to find Franklin and his men. The men had lots of methods to try to find Franklin. The methods they used were putting cans of food under rocks then using gold engraved collars to put on Arctic Wolves with directions of how to get to the food hoping that the sailors might find it. One day, the search party found a note that said that Franklin, soon after they had left, had gotten very sick and died. One by one the sailors all died, just dropping down dead while they were walking. Men later on found their skeletons bleached white on the snow. The Northwest Passage is never used. It is too cold.
Tell about Captain Cook.
Captain Cook was a captain of a ship. He was English. Captain Cook sailed to Australia and New Zealand. He met people in Australia. They were called Aborigines. The Aborigines were native to Australia. There were people in New Zealand called Maoris. The Maoris were native to New Zealand. The Maoris were cannibals. When they had a war the victors roasted and ate the enemy. When Captain Cook first landed in Australia he landed in a bay which he named Botany Bay because of all the plants growing around the bay. England conquered Australia and New Zealand and made them colonies.
Choose three of the landmarks we learned about in Geography this year and tell about each and where it is located.
The Pharos of Alexandria, Egypt is an old lighthouse from when Pharaohs still ruled Egypt. The lighthouse was used to guide ships that came to trade in Alexandria. The lighthouse is not there anymore. A great earthquake knocked it down.
The White House is in Washington, D.C., America. The White House is where every president from John Adams to George W. Bush has lived. The White House is called the White House because one day James Madison's wife, Dolley Madison, was in the White House when, all of a sudden, the British were going to attack. The only thing Dolley Madison saved was a cloth painted picture of George Washington and a few pieces of clothing. The walls were originally not white but when the British burned the White House they could not burn the stone. So, to cover up the burnt walls, Americans painted it white.
The Wailing Wall is located in Jerusalem, Israel. The Wailing Wall is only what's left of King Herod's Temple. The Wailing Wall is the left wall of the Temple. The Romans burnt down the Temple because they were mad at the Jews. Every year Jews go to the Wailing Wall, pray, and put little scrolls of prayers into the cracks of the wall.
For an entry in a nature journal, what three pieces of information should always be included?
In a nature journal page you must have where you saw it, when you saw it, and what it was.
We watched a lunar eclipse this year. Describe the eclipse and explain what an eclipse is and how it happens.
We watched a lunar eclipse. When we came out the moon was a full moon. The sky was dark. Sometimes clouds got in the way and we couldn't see the moon but most of the time the moon stayed in view. Bit by bit, the moon slowly disappeared. It disappeared because in a lunar eclipse the moon is in the Earth's shadow. I looked through a telescope to see the moon. The word lunar means moon in Latin. Sometimes people say "Bella Luna," which means beautiful moon. The moon was supposed to stay covered in the Earth's shadow until about one o'clock A.M. but it came back at ten P.M. instead. It did not stay covered for a long time.
Name the fives senses and choose one and tell about it. Include its parts, how it works, how it helps you, and how it would affect you if you did not have that sense.
The five senses are seeing, hearing, feeling, smelling, tasting. The sense I want to talk about is seeing. The main parts of the eye are the pupil and the iris. The pupil in the dark grows bigger. In the light it grows smaller. It grows bigger because it needs to take in more light so it widens so it can take in all the light it can get. It grows smaller in the light because there is too much light. The eye works by seeing the light bouncing off whatever it is looking at. Seeing helps me look where I am going, play on the computer, and play blocks. If I did not have the sense of seeing I would be blind and could not see.
Choose one of the following topics and tell what you know about it: skin, muscles, or bones.
I want to tell about bones. The bones are the frame of your body. Bones need calcium and other nutrients and minerals to live and grow bigger. When a bone breaks, the bone can heal itself. The blood around the bone dries onto the bone like a scab. The bone slowly heals up as it would if you had a scab on your skin. Bones may be big but they are not heavy. They are only about one-fifth of your body weight. If you weigh fifty pounds, only ten of those pounds are bones. If you did not have bones you would be a big blob of jelly. Your arms, from your elbow to your wrist, are made out of two bones and so are your legs, from your knee to your ankle.
Tell about the respiratory system. Name its parts and describe the process of breathing from beginning to end.
The main parts of the respiratory system are your lungs, your diaphragm, and your esophagus. In your esophagus there are two holes - one for breathing and one is for digestion. A little flap of flesh is like a double lid to those holes. It opens a breathing hole when you need to breathe. The air goes through the hole and into your lungs. The diaphragm pushes air up and down. When you have hiccups it is caused by your diaphragm. The extra air, you breathe out. When you blow a balloon, you are blowing into it with carbon dioxide (excess air).
Name the parts of the circulatory system. Explain the system's purpose.
The main part of the circulatory system is your heart. Without your heart, your body would die. There would be nothing to keep your body going. Your heart pumps blood for blood veins to carry to all parts of your body. Sometimes, your heart is too big so surgeons go and cut a little bit of the heart off. Another part of the circulatory are the arteries. Arteries are connected to your lungs. They give air, from your lungs, to your heart in order to give air to your blood. When the blood goes all over your body, there are separate veins for the old blood which goes back to the heart so that it can be cleaned and turned into new blood.
Tell about the nervous system.
The king and queen of the nervous system are the brain and the spinal cord. The nerves are all the little messengers. The brain tells the nerves what to do - when to move your arms and legs and to talk. Without the nervous system, your body would not know what to do. If you didn't have your brain, your heart would not beat and your body would die.
Describe the Food Pyramid. Name each section and give examples of foods in it.
The Food Pyramid is what people sometimes use to how much they should eat a day. The Food Pyramid has six food groups. One of the food groups is the Dairy Products. All of the Dairy Products contain a big amount of calcium. Some of the foods in the dairy section are creamed cheese, butter, milk, and sour cream. Another one of the food groups is the meat section. The meat section contains a lot of protein. Some examples of meat are eggs, chicken, beef, and pork. Another one of the sections is the vegetable section. I like vegetables. Some examples of the vegetable section are carrots, broccoli, lettuce, and cabbage. Another one of the sections is the Fruit group. Fruit is very good for you. Some examples of fruit are apples, tomatoes, bananas, and oranges. Another one of the sections is Fats and Oils. The Fats and Oils group includes vegetable oil, olive oil, and lard. Another one of the sections is the starch section. Some of the starches are cereal, potatoes, bread, and rice.
Name the parts of the Digestive system and describe the process of digestion from beginning to end.
The main parts of the digestive system are esophagus, stomach, and liver. The food gets chewed up and swallowed down through your esophagus and into your stomach where it is mixed and squished until it is sort of like soup. The food parts your body needs goes through your small intestine where it will be used in your blood. The food that your body doesn't need goes to where it will come out of your body when you go to the bathroom.
Name at least three parts of the Endocrine system.
One part of the Endocrine system is the Pituitary gland, which is the king gland. It tells the other glands what to do and how to make the hormones. Another part of the Endocrine system is the kidneys. They look like kidney beans. A third part is the bladder. It is where your liquid waste goes.
Choose one medical profession and tell about it.
The medical profession I want to talk about is Dentistry. Dentistry is a very good medical profession. Without dentists we'd have very ugly teeth, we wouldn't have braces, and we wouldn't have toothpaste or toothbrushes. There are two kinds of tools that I know: the explorer and the drill. The drill is what they use when you have a cavity. They drill out the cavity to put the filling in. A cavity is like a black spot in your tooth. The explorer is a stick with a small round mirror on it. It looks at your tooth, especially when you have lost a tooth and your top front teeth are coming in and it's hard to see them. The hygienist cleans your teeth with a toothbrush until they're pearly white, gives you a free toothbrush, and sends you home.
Describe in detail the setting of "Farmer Boy."
The setting of Farmer Boy is in New York, about seven miles from Malone. Almanzo Wilder was the "Farmer Boy," who lived on a farm in the 1800's.
Choose two of the stories from "Stories of the Pilgrims" and retell them in your own words.
One of the stories of the Pilgrims is about a candle. One day a mother told her two children that they were going to have a Christmas party and that the children should invite all the children at their school. The two children were very excited. The boy gathered apples and chestnuts and the girl invited all her friends. Then, the mother and the two children made a candle that would explode and make a noise. Then it was the day of Christmas but the children did not stay home from school or count the day as a holiday. After school all the children got dressed up for the party. One by one they arrived to the party. They roasted chestnuts and apples in the open fire. The mother knew an Indian. The Indian was a nice Indian. His name was Warmsley. Warmsley liked cider but the kind he liked was hard cider, which was only good for making vinegar. On the day of the party, Warmsley came to the house where the party was being held and asked for some hard cider. He had Indians with him. The Indians wanted hard cider, too. The mother said no and Warmsley was mad. The mother gave the Indians ham and bread but Warmsley kept asking for hard cider. All of a sudden, the candle went off. It sounded like a cannon because the boy had put too much gunpowder in the candle. When the smoke cleared away, the Indians were gone. The fathers and mothers of the children came to pick up their children because they did not like the sound of the exploding candle.
The second story that I want to tell is called "In Holland." When the Pilgrims finally landed in Holland they were very glad to be together again. All the Pilgrims had their own little houses by the river. The river was a road. Many boats passed by everyday. Every morning a little cart went by with a boy calling in Dutch, "Fresh butter and milk," hoping to make a few pennies a day. The Pilgrim children did not know Dutch. Neither did their parents. The little boy who had the cart taught them Dutch. It seemed that the Pilgrim children were learning Dutch faster than their parents. When the Dutch children called out in Dutch for the Pilgrim children to come play with them, the Pilgrim children could say yes in Dutch. Every Monday it was washing day - not for clothes though. It was for houses inside and outside.
Choose two of the plays from "Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare" and retell them in your own words.
One of the plays I want to tell is "The Taming of the Shrew." There was a woman who had a very bad temper and she wouldn't marry. Her sister, on the other hand, wanted to marry. One day, there was a man who came to try to woo the woman with the very bad temper. He was there because the woman's father said he would give a hundred crowns to the man who would marry his daughter. The man married the woman and he took her to his home. When they were supposed to have dinner, the man said that the food was not good enough for his wife so the woman did not get any supper that night and had to go to bed hungry but the woman with the bad temper did not go to bed that night but was kept awake by, what she called, her mean husband. The next day she didn't have any breakfast, lunch, or dinner. She called for a servant and said, "Give me some meat and a little mustard to go with it," and the servant said that he would give her one or the other but not both. So she wanted the beef and he said, "I shall give you a little mustard, then." She was so mad that she boxed his ears. Finally, after a few days of no sleep and no food, she finally got rid of her temper and she was allowed to sleep and eat food again. The End.
The second play I want to tell is called "Timon." The play is about a man named Timon. He has lots of friends. Timon always invited his friends to dinner - all the time. Timon was very rich. One day Timon needed money so he sent one of his servants to ask for money. Some of the friends were not home, some of the friends didn't answer, and some of the friends said that they wouldn't help Timon at all. One man even said, "Tell Timon that I am not home and here is a bit of money for yourself." The servant said no and the servant went home. Timon was so upset that he said he would throw a big party for his friends but, when Timon lifted the dishes to show the food, there was nothing but bowls of warm water. Timon threw the water and china at the faces of all the guests, moved a way with nothing but a shovel, and went and lived in a cave. One day Timon was digging and he found some gold ore. Some soldiers were walking with their ladies and the ladies said, "Oh please, good Timon, give us some gold!" So Timon gave them some gold and went away into his cave. Later, one of the soldiers found a tablet and, not knowing what it said, wrote what the tablet said on wax to give to his general. When his general saw it, his general gasped, for on the wax said "Here lays Timon." The End.
Choose two tales from "The Moral Compass" and retell them in your own words.
One story was about a girl who helped her younger brother up a hill. A little girl and a little boy had a home on a hill with their parents. One day the girl and the boy went down the hill for a walk. It was very far. When they came back to the bottom of the hill they boy wanted to stop. He said he was tired. The little girl wanted to get home. It was almost dark. But the little boy said he was too tired to go on so the little girl had to think. After a minute she came up with a plan. She said to the little boy, "Come, let us see who can make the deepest footprint." By and by, they went higher and higher up the hill until they came to the little house just in time for dinner. The End.
The second story I want to tell is about a little girl who went to help her father. One day a bunch of pioneers were traveling out west. One man's oxen were too tired to walk any further so they stopped but the man who was driving the oxen wanted them to go on. The oxen couldn't walk any farther. So the man kept beating them with a whip so that they were almost dead. Another one of the pioneers tried to stop the man from killing his oxen but the man wouldn't stop. The next time the whip landed on the pioneer who tried to tell the man to stop. The pioneer's wife tried to stop the man from beating the oxen to death and from hurting her husband so, the next time, the whip landed on the wife. This time the husband finally took out his knife and went and killed the man who was beating his oxen and his wife. The leaders of the pioneer group held a trial against that man and finally it was decided that the man should go into the desert alone with only the clothes on his back - the worst punishment of all. The wife finally persuaded the pioneer leaders to let her husband have a horse. The wife and her little girl were left behind while the father went ahead hoping that he should find water. The girl felt very sorry for her father.The little girl made plans to help her father by going in the night to give him his pistol, shot, and lead and his flint and steel and a bit of bread. She went out into the dark at night, careful not to be seen by the watchman. For a long time she traveled with only a lantern to guide way. Finally she saw a fire in the distance. It was her father. When she got to him he thanked her for the pistols, flint and steel, shot and lead, and a bit of bread. The little girl went home feeling very happy and glad that her father was safe. The End.
Describe the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood art movement.
The Pre-Raphaelites were named after a man who's last name was Raphael. The Pre-Raphaelites were English painters. Two of them were Edmund Blair Leighton and John Waterhouse. The Pre-Raphaelites were interested in ladies; many of their paintings had ladies in them. They painted pictures of women from poems and books. One of the paintings was called "The Lady of Shallot." All of their women were in dresses. Some of the women wore high-waisted Edwardian dresses.
Tell about John Waterhouse. Name one painting by him and describe it.
John Waterhouse was one of the Pre-Raphaelites. He was a very good painter. Some of his paintings were "The Lady of Shallot" and "I'm Half-Sick of Shadows, said the Lady of Shallot." John Waterhouse was born in the 1800's. He died in the 1900's. "The Lady of Shallot" is from the poem and the story of King Arthur. The Lady of Shallot killed herself because she loved a man and he didn't love her and wouldn't marry her. She killed herself by going into a leaky boat (she knew it was leaky) and she drowned and died. She looked very pretty. She is wearing a white dress. She looks very unhappy. She had very long hair and she had a candle with her.
Tell about Edmund Blair Leighton. Name one painting by him and describe it.
Edmund Blair Leighton was also one of the Pre-Raphaelites. One of his paintings was "The Accolade." "The Accolade" is a page being knighted by a queen. Edmund Blair Leighton was a very good painter. He was born in the 1800's and lived until 1917 - right at the beginning of World War I.
Tell about Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Name one painting by him and describe it.
Dante Gabriel Rossetti was Cristina Rossetti's brother. Cristina Rossetti was a famous poet. Dante Gabriel Rossetti was the founder of the Pre-Raphaelites. Rossetti was English. One of his paintings is "Persephone." in this painting Persephone is holding a pomegranate, which she is about to eat. The colors of the painting are very dark.
A sentence must always begin with what?
A sentence must always start with a capital letter. Example: The dog is hairy.
What is a noun? Give three examples.
A noun is a person, place, or thing. For example: dog, mold, man.
What is a verb? Give three examples.
A verb is what describes what a noun is doing. Example: sing, jump, run.
What is an adjective? Give three examples.
An adjective is what describes a noun. Example: hairy, bumpy, brown.
What is an adverb? Give three examples.
An adverb describes a verb. Example: The dog jumps high. The man sings low. The train goes slowly.
Name the three punctuation marks used to end a sentence.
The three punctuation marks that end a sentence are question mark, period, and exclamation point.
What is a proper noun? How can it be identified? Give three examples.
A proper noun is a person, place, or thing. Example: James, "Farmer Boy," England. A proper noun is identified by having a capital letter.