LINCOLN PARK HIGH SCHOOL - HANSON/HENEGHAN
Protagonist to Antagonist Letters due Feb 23
For the Dramatist's program, write an exchange from the main character of your play to his or her biggest adversary. Then write the response from their foe
20pts - Academic practice.
LAMPOON NEWSPAPER DUE FEB 24
example: The Onion.com
50 pts: 5 days productivity
100 pts: Newspaper (8 elements)
1. What archetype are you? Use specific experiences and personality traits to back up which of the 12 archetypes you consider yourself to be: Innocent, Orphan, Warrior, Caregiver, Seeker, Lover, Destroyer, Creator, Ruler, Magician, Sage, Fool
2. If you were the last person on Earth, what would you do with all your time? Be specific.
3. If your life were to be made into a movie or stage-play, what would it be about? What would the genre be? Cast the top 10 influential characters.
4. You wake up Saturday morning to learn that aliens have invaded LA and NY. It is projected that in 24 hours, Chicago will be invaded - What do you do, think? Where do you go? Write out a log of your 24 hours.
5. Write an entry from the perspective of your worst enemy. Does it change or enforce your POV of him or her? Why?
6. Define happiness. Recall a time you were the happiest you have been and describe that instance in detail with particular emphasis on imagery that points to why you were happy.
7. Write a love letter to your first crush ever; whether it was from grade school or from a TV show, write a sincere letter detailing why you are smitten. Then write the response you anticipate getting from him or her.
8. Design a mythical creature. Describe his or her or its first adventure ever.
9. Imagine an alternate dimension where you are the opposite of yourself. Write about the moment this bizarro-you gets exactly what he or she wants.
10. If you suddenly became famous for something, what would you want it to be for? And how would you realistically use your power/clout/influence?
11. Write a 10 item, creative/productive to-do list that stretches multiple years in to the future; do not include typical milestones like graduate or find love; focus only on creative/productive goals.
12. You've totally died! But the good news is, there is more: describe it so it wouldn't be infinitely boring.
13. Design a sidekick for yourself. It can be an animal like Abu from Aladdin or Chewie from Star Wars. Tell the tale of when your sidekick saved you from making the biggest mistake of your career.
14. Write out a Twitter exchange between the three public figures you admire the most. Make sure there is a bit of drama.
100 pts Academic Achievement
( min. 10 of 14 prompts - min. 2 paragraphs per prompt)
Previous Assignments & Resources
Previous Assignments and Resources
CHARACTER PROFILE: (12pts)
Design a character chart, map, sheet or social media page that includes 10 characteristics; 5 direct characterizations and 5 indirect characterizations necessary. There must also be a visual/picture of your character.
Choose 10 to display:
1. Physicality 2. Behavior 3. Interests 4. Relationships 5. Fears
6. Personality 7 Motivations/Desires 8. Beliefs 9. Sexuality
10. Profession 11. Class/Status 12. Race/Ethnicity 13. Conflicts
14. Symbolism 15. Powers/Abilities
CLAIM - EXPLAIN - ANALYZE paragraphs for each short story:
Use the literary element we focused on in each story to make a claim, followed by an explanation/evidence of that claim, then finally analyze the implications of the claim.
James Hanley's "The Butterfly" uses Brother Timothy's cassock as a symbolic representation of his inability to mature. The moment he "pulls nervously at the buttons upon the cassock" (1) demonstrates that he is not ready for the real world or willing to accept it. He remains cocooned in his cassock because his religion forces him to remain stifled, unseeing and ignorant to truth.