Archive for June, 2017

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY:

                                          Extra Credit Assignment for All Classes

 **Please read carefully because if you don’t meet all of these requirements, I WILL NOT ACCEPT THE ASSIGNMENT, and you WILL NOT RECEIVE CREDIT for it. In other words, unless it is done completely and correctly, I will not accept it. Moreover, I WILL NOT accept extra credit assignments even one minute after the due date!

Task: You will design a holiday based on a work of literature we have read in class this year.

You will be required to…

  • explain the meaning/significance of the holiday, i.e. why people celebrate it and how the work of literature lends to that significance. The meaning of the holiday should be based on the message of the literary work. You can celebrate ideas embedded within the work or even characters. This requirement carries a minimum of two paragraphs.
  • discuss the customs and how people dress—consider the activities, rites and rituals, symbols, decorations, types of foods, etc. What do people do to celebrate this holiday? This requirement carries a minimum of two paragraphs.
  • create a greeting card or party invitation for an event celebrating this holiday. This greeting card/invitation should look real; it should tastefully done and it must contain the ideals of your holiday.
  • provide images of your holiday celebrations—draw them or design them on a computer

Additional requirements:

  • You may not turn in anything larger than a standard 8 1/2 x 11 paper.
  • Your greeting card can be smaller and card stock is acceptable.
  • The due date is Wednesday, June 7th before the end of 1st PERIOD. If you cannot get it to me by that time, do not bother to ask if you can submit it later. The answer is no.

Eligibility:

  • You may complete this assignment to achieve a passing grade if you are currently failing English. Please note, however, this does not replace any major make up work you have to do.
  • Anyone who would like to increase their English grade one half a letter grade. No one who currently has an A+ may submit this assignment.

I AM VERY SERIOUS—UNLESS YOU COMPLETE THIS ASSIGNMENT WITH CARE AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS COMPLETELY AND CORRECTLY, AND SUBMIT IT NOT A MINUTE LATE, I WILL NOT ACCEPT IT, AND YOU WILL HAVE COMPLETED IT FOR NOTHING.