Welcome to the 2nd annual English Challenge feat. A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin
This year's challenge will be bigger, harder & bloodier!
You will win, or will die. But if you die it's because you quit!
Good luck, and may the seven gods be with you!
The Challenge is open to everyone! You earn points for completing the tasks below. When you have completed a task, please submit it: firstname.lastname@example.org or in person during class time.
It's easy to create your own family and house. All that you need to do is to design your family's arms and sigil here. Once you have designed it using the online designer, you can save the jpg, or print it or even post it to your Facebook page!
Just go to www.jointherealm.com, create your sigil, then download the Instagram version and send it to email@example.com
To receive your points complete a Comprehension Guide.
Book 2 Comprehension Guide Download - A Clash of Kings (coming soon!)
Glossary: Another way to increase your vocabulary is to create a glossary/lexicon of the words you encounter while reading. Print this booklet and keep it with you when you read. You'll get an extra 50 points if you do :)
"The great thing about reading is that it broadens your life." - George R.R. Martin
Complete a Reading Log to earn 100 points. You can use this with articles, books or any form of reading material. For more information on how to use the Reading Logs,
Write a poem or a ballad to earn 35 points. Poems are easy! Here are some guides to help you!
Do you have what it takes to be one of the great thinkers of the realm? A Maester perhaps?
Complete this puzzle/activity book to find out!
If you live in Strasbourg, you are surrounded by history that dates back to almost 2000 years, and many monuments and buildings from its medieval history still remain. Find a vestige of history that still exists in physical form in Strasbourg and write a one page exposé about it.
Hint: churches are great at preserving history.
(The exposé will be graded based on clarity, relevance and grammar. And you can earn between 75 and 100 points.) You may do several exposés.
And if you're feeling really brave, ask for the Audio-guide in English!
What is a good literary challenge without a good "casse-tête"? Here is a little Da Vinci Code magic to liven up the challenge and ignite your brain cells! Each scroll is a cryptogram of a passage from one of the books of A Song of Ice and Fire, and reference a Person, Place or Thing in Strasbourg. You are given one enigma and one cryptogram. You will need to understand both clues to complete your task.
Varys needs your help to decipher these scrolls and find the Who, What and Where.
| Cryptic Scroll 1|| Cryptic Scroll 2|| Cryptic Scroll 3|
There are no set rules, but you can earn up to 75 bonus points depending on your organization and creativity.
If you need ideas, you can do a search on the Internet for "altered notebooks (or) altered binders". Also an image search on "Game of Thrones" should find you many pics you can download and print. If not, click on either of the images for a collection of down-loadable images you can print.
Registry of Competing Houses and Points