I thought I should follow my last post with this one. For the problem of the week, tune back in this weekend!
This week's 6th grade English (now known as "literacy") assignment:
The Comic Book ProjectFor J, self-interest, not comic book creativity, is the best motivator.
1. Original artwork and/or computer graphics
2. Your comic-book characters must have original names.
3. Your comic book must have an original plot.
4. Minimum, five pages long.
5. If you handwrite, the final copy must be in ink.
6. Each page must have at least four to six pictures, with captions included with each picture. You may decide how large each panel should be, but make all panels the same size! Each panel needs at least one or more of the following:A. scene or a setting7. Your comic book must be in color.
B. dialog or script
C. sound effects
D.captions or word balloons.
8. Your comic book must have an original cover.
9. Your comic book must be rated for general audience reading!
10. The class will have a "Comic Book Read-Around Day" on the due date to read one another's books.
"Do you want to get a good job?" I asked him.
"To get a good job, you need to get into a good high school. To get into a good high school, you need to have mostly A's. To get an A on this project, you need to follow all the directions."
Most of our city's high schools are terrible; only 40% of city students get into magnet high schools; for admission, grades matter tremendously.
From coloring and captioning to getting a good job: for now, the absurdity escapes J.