Culminating Performance Task
The Fifth Rule
- The Fifth Rule by Don Aker, sequel to The First Stone
- Takes place two years later in Halifax
- Protagonist: Reef Kennedy – honourable, caring and reckless ex-juvenile delinquent
- Protagonist: Leeza Morrison – sheltered and insecure 19-year old girl
- Antagonist: Roland Bernard Decker – malicious and cowardly politician
- Theme: Reef must overcome his own self-hatred and guilt to finally be a positive member of society
- Leeza must overcome her insecurities and fear of judgment to become an independent woman
The Lion King
- The Lion King, Walt Disney Pictures 1994, follows life of Simba as he grows up and realizes his destiny to become king of Pride Rock
- Theme: when Simba was young, he did not realize the true responsibility of being king; was not until death of his father that Simba truly realized who he was meant to be
- When Ghost Mufasa told Simba that he was the one true king, Simba realizes father would not blame him, that he can let go of guilt
- Colleen Nelson, author of The Fall; novel about how three boys individually deal with the death of friend
- Theme: own past experiences witnessing real teenagers overcoming loss
- Previous book called Tori by Design about a young, self-centred girl dealing with real-world issues for the first time
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Colleen Nelson's Blog: http://colleennelson.blogspot.ca/
- Entertaining, informative, offers different perspectives
- Entertaining: is descriptive, suspenseful and relatable
- Informative: informs about other lifestyles, family dynamics and how to be a positive person
- New Insight: offers different perspectives about the issue of juvenile crime
- Would recommend
Aker, Don. The Fifth Rule. Toronto: Harper Collins Publishers Ltd, 2011. Print.
LION KING, THE (1994). Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 28 May 2015.
LION KING, THE (1994). Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 1 Jun 2015.
Nelson, Colleen. “Colleen Nelson”. Colleen Nelson. Blogger, n.d. Web. <http://colleennelson.blogspot.ca/>
Nelson, Colleen. “Colleen Nelson Official Author Website.” Collen Nelson Author. Weebly.com, n.d. Web. <http://www.colleennelsonauthor.com/>
The Lion King. Dir. Rob Minkoff. Perf. Matthew Broderick. Walt Disney Pictures, 1994. DVD.