Extra Credit Opportunities

Extra Credit Policy:

Extra credit opportunities are provided several times each trimester
They are entered into the gradebook as an extra assignment (e.g. 20/20 points), NOT out of 0 (which skews the gradebook)

New opportunities may arise throughout the school year. If you have your own idea, please propose it. I will often post new opportunities on Google Classroom, or customize an extra credit assignment for an individual student based on a play they attended, a book they read or a connection between their personal interests and ELA (reading, writing, speaking and listening) skills. Below you will find some of the recurrent opportunities.

Trimester 1

Connecting Core Values to Literature (click text to view)

Inspire Literary Magazine Review: Read the 16 page literary magazine and complete the review assignment.
Inspire Literary Magazine.pdf
Inspire Literary Magazine Review Assignment.docx
Due the day before trimester 1 SLCs.

 "The Raven" Creative Interpretations Assignment: 
Artistic Interpretations.doc
Due by the last day of the Poe unit.

Creative Writing Portfolio Pieces: Autobiographical Creative Writing Options.doc
You have the option of adding creative writing pieces to your portfolio for extra credit. Extra credit for this project can be submitted on any of the incremental due dates, along with the required portfolio assignment. Each set of creative writing submissions is worth 120 practice and reinforcement points. 

Trimester 2

Read the most current issue of the Night Watch School Newspaper and complete the following response assignment:
Click here and read the most current edition of Night Watch.
Night Watch Student Newspaper Response.docx
Due the day before trimester 2 SLCs.

Friday Night Live Comedy Analysis:
Friday Night Live.docx
Due one week after the date of the performance.

The Nutcracker (RA performance):
Nutcracker extra credit.docx
Due one week after the final performance date.

Connecting Core Values to Literature (click text to view)

 Transcendentalism:
Extra Credit Transcendentalism Essay.doc

Creative Writing Portfolio Pieces: Autobiographical Creative Writing Options.doc
You have the option of adding creative writing pieces to your portfolio for extra credit. Extra credit for this project can be submitted on any of the incremental due dates, along with the required portfolio assignment. Each set of creative writing submissions is worth 120 practice and reinforcement points.

Trimester 3

Creative Writing Portfolio Pieces: Autobiographical Creative Writing Options.doc
You have the option of adding creative writing pieces to your portfolio for extra credit. Extra credit for this project can be submitted on any of the incremental due dates, along with the required portfolio assignment. Each set of creative writing submissions is worth 120 practice and reinforcement points.

Connecting Core Values to Literature (click text to view)

There will be an opportunity to attend the school play and write a response.
See me for more information, as it changes yearly.

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