Period 1: American Literature
Period 2: American Literature
Period 3: American Literature
Period 4: American Literature
Period 5: Conference
Period 6: English 9
Period 7: Open
Catcher in the Rye
Facebook Page Assignment
For this assignment, you will create a Facebook “account” for one of the major characters in The Catcher in the Rye. The character will be Facebook “friends” with other characters in the novel and will interact via their accounts. Each account and the messages and details used in it should reflect major events in the novel and demonstrate your understanding of the characters’ relationships and personalities.
Step 1: Choose Holden, Phoebe, Jane, Sally, Stradlater (or other) to create a Facebook account
Step 2: Fill in the template for the character’s Facebook page.
Make sure to complete the following:
Profile Picture: Include a picture of your character
Friends: Who are your character’s Facebook “friends”? What is their relationship with them? (i.e. friends, children, etc. Friends must include other characters from the novel.)
Relationship Status: What type of relationship is your character in or looking for?
The Wall: The Wall is chronology of events happening in the play, as though they are being posted to the character’s Facebook page as the character experiences them; Friends may have made comments about their status, notes or news as it was posted.
Be creative about what you write on your pages, but remember, everything you represent has to be based on the novel!
Profile Page: This is where there are messages to and from the character and friends. Messages do not have to be limited to the second character you have chosen. These messages must be related to character development, background, beliefs, challenges, success, conflict and plot of the story.
Personal Information, etc.: Information about your character, as you have concluded or learned from the character’s behaviour and information provided within the novel. Favourite Quotes may be taken from the novel. For example, Holden might belong to a group called “I Hate Phonies.”
RESUME/COVER LETTER ASSIGNMENT
Java Juice has an opening for a store manager and a team member.
Create a resume and a cover letter as if you were applying for the job.
You may also choose to create a fictional job that you are applying for.
You're encouraged to create a resume that accurately depicts your real
life work and education experience, as well as your interests, skills, etc.
Part I: Resume
1. Open Word . Drop down the "File" and select "New." On the right, look under "Templates" and click "On my computer." Select the "Other Documents" tab. Select from one of the resumes available. Use this template to prepare your resume.
2. Include your email address below your name and postal address. Make this email address a hyperlink.
3. Include a statement of your objective at the beginning of the resume (Sample objectives). This should include a job title.
4. Include at least one job, with a description, in the employment history section. If you haven’t held a job before, describe a job you would like to have.
5. At the end include a statement emphasizing your strengths. These should be relevant to the job.
Part II: Cover Letter
1. Click the following link to Microsoft's templates for cover letters. Select a template or follow the directions below to create your own unique cover letter. I'll also include a link to a very basic cover letter here.
2. Start the letter with your name and contact information in four lines:
1. Line 1: Your name
2. Line 2: Your street address
3. Line 3: City, State and Zip code
4. Line 4: Phone number
5. Line 5: Email address. (Make this a hyperlink.)
The above should be right aligned.
3. Next, type in the date. This should be right aligned.
4. The next part of the letter should have four lines, all left aligned.
1. Line 1: Mr. Mike Splane, CEO
2. Line 2: Java Juice Inc.
3. Line 3: 231 N Fourth Street,
4. Line 4: San Jose, CA 95112
5. Next include a salutation: Dear Mr. Splane, Attention Mr. Mike Splane, or something similar.
6. The first paragraph will be a brief statement emphasizing your strengths. These should be relevant to the job. Focus on why hiring you would benefit the employer, not why you want the job. The paragraph should be justified, which means the margins on both sides of the text should be straight up and down.
7. For the rest of the letter, you should have three paragraphs, each one matching one of your strengths to the job description. These paragraphs should be justified.
8. Conclude with a request for an interview and a thank you. This paragraph should also be justified.
The Harlem Renaissance: A Web Quest
Sites and topics to be covered
C. Political or Social Impact
Poets of the Harlem Renaissance
If you cannot find a poem you like from the site given, try a general Internet search.
(Source: poets.org/Academy of American Poets and others)
40 points/Brochure (handed in)
Total: 90 points
We are in the lab all week. Disruptions to others will result in points reduction for you. Stay focused and busy.
Rationale for this lesson
—Time magazine's article How to Bring Our Schools Out of the 20th Century (December 18, 2006) says that "kids are global citizens now, even in small town America, and they must learn to act that way." There is a debate about how to accomplish this goal in schools, but certainly, it is important to help students gain a wider perspective of human history and culture. This assignment helps you understand an important part of American culture, your culture, in ways you may not have considered before. This assignment is intended to help you expand your view of human experience, a quality of thought you will need in order to be truly a global citizen.
You are a historical tour guide: For this Web Quest, you will be visiting a number of web sites to learn about the Harlem Renaissance so that you can create a brochure for tourists. As a tour guide, you must be an expert on this cultural period in history, so research and read carefully. Part of your job is also to read a poem to your tour group (played by your class). You will also be writing a reflection.
What is graded?
Staple the reflection and the works cited page together and paper clip your brochure to those.
See the rubric.
Reading your poem to the tour group
When you read your poem (of 12 lines or longer) to the tour group, you need to do the following, in this order:
Credit for this assignment goes to Dawn Hogue