I don't know if you guys give assignments with due dates or not, but I do once in awhile. Sometimes they have to be done during our regular "school" time and other times I want DS to work on it on his own and get used to having to remember once in awhile. Granted, he had reminders all last week, and yet handed in NOTHING this morning.
Come this afternoon he thinks he can play computer. Uh, nope. Not happening.
So he goes upstairs and tells me I hate him and cries for 10 mins. Then I hear, "Where is that stupid book?" About 15 minutes later he emerges with this:
The book I just read is called, The Shakespeare Stealer, by Gary Blackwood. It is a fictional story, with no illustrations. It tells of a boy who is an orphan.
This boy was taken from an orphanage to be apprenticed. After learning a scribble langage claled charactery, though, Widge, as he is called, is merely a servant.
Later, the boy is taken to a new master and told to copy the play, Hamlet, in charactery. The boy fails, and is forced to become a player to escape his master.
I don't like that this book is a bit confusing at times. Things get sort of complicated. I liked that the book was very exciting, and it left me guessing until the end.
6th grade. What would you grade it? I think I'm too annoyed to do so properly.