Extra Credit

Objective: Students will become globally aware of their surroundings.
  • Each current event is worth 25 extra credit points.
  • Students can turn in up to 4 current events in a 9 weeks for a total grade of 100.
  • The following requirements must be met in order for the student to receive extra credit.
  1. Find and read a newspaper article, magazine story, or online article. You need to have a printed copy of the article/story to turn in. The article should not be written before August 1st.
  1. On a piece of lined paper or typed out, write at least a 5 sentence paragraph summarizing the article.
              a) Introduction - To get your paper off to a great start, you should try to have a first sentence that engages your reader. Think of your first sentence as a hook that draws your reader in. It is your big chance to be so clever that your reader cannot stop. Use a surprising fact, humor, a quotation, curiosity, a definition, or an anecdote. Then make sure to include the paragraph is about.
              b) Body – This is the summary. Have a beginning, middle, and an end to the summary.
              c) Conclusion – Include a brief summary of the paragraph's main point, ask a provocative question, use a quotation, evoke a vivid image, call for some sort of action, end with a warning, universalize (compare to other situations), or suggest results or consequences.
  1. You need to turn in the paragraph and a copy of the article/story.
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