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Extra Credit Assignments (Please scroll down the page to see all options)

  Homework Value
          1. Look up what the phrase carpe diem means.
          2. Look up who wrote the line below and in what book was it written:
                "There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it."
 Quiz Value

       1.(Two Part Extra-credit assignment):
               A.  Memorize and recite the entire content from the following iPad Air commercial found in the link I have pasted (you will need to copy and paste the link into your browser AT HOME):
iPadAir Commercial
               B.  Also, write a brief explanation in formal paragraph form (4-8 sentences) telling me why iPad chose to use the words to connect to the images in the commercial.

       2. Memorize and recite the St. Crispin’s Day speech from William Shakespeare's Henry V play. The portion of the speech I'd like you to memorize is written out here:  Crispian Day Speech
 For a 100%, memorize the entire speech.
 For an 90%, memorize the speech from the beginning of the speech to the end of the words in blue.
 For a 80%, memorize the speech from the beginning of the speech to the end of the words in black bold type.
Link for the script: Saint Crispian Day Speech- Henry V
For inspiration, here is a video link to this famous speech as it is given in a movie, Renaissance Man, by Penny Marshall. The movie is about a man who loses his corporate job and ends up taking a temporary job as a teacher at an Army base, trying to help struggling soldiers pass their academic exams in basic training. To help them, the reluctant teacher ends up using Shakespeare to help them learn and inspire them. A drill sergeant, played by Gregory Hines, dislikes the teacher and his program. In this scene, the drill sergeant challenges a young soldier named Benitez, to put his Shakespeare study to use.    3. Memorize any one of the following songs. When you recite them, you must do it in the rhythm/flow of the original song, but I won't require you to "sing" them. BNL's "One Week" "The End of the World as We Know It" by R.E.M.