EnglishCaddy welcomes you to the 5th annual English Challenge!
If you haven't already guessed the theme this year is STAR WARS
The EnglishCaddy Yearly Challenges are a fun way to expand and improve your English using multi-media theme based immersive activities that earn you points and prizes.
To enter, just complete the first task (Create your Force name) and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Then, complete the other tasks whenever you like in any order to earn your points. For validation and points you may send them to me at the email address above, or hand them to me in class. The Force Challenge runs from September 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.
*If you're a student of mine, all of the below activities and tasks count toward your semester independent work requirements.
Here is a quick list of tasks and points for the Force Challenge.
Good luck and may the Force be with you.
Your Force Challenge begins here!
To enter the challenge, you must first create a pseudonym for which you'll be known in the Challenge. With your new identity, you will be able to track your progress, points and position on the tracking sheet. Remember to include your new Force name on all of your work and activities.
→Simply click on one of the name generators, choose a name that you like and send it in an email to email@example.com with the following information:
→Or, you can fill out the simple Google form here.
List of name generators:
Read the book of the film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story by Alexander Freed and complete the companion comprehension guide for 1000 points.
Available at the CRL or click on the image to order a copy
Comprehension Question booklet for the novelization of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Revisit your favorite characters of the film and learn more about them while improving your vocabulary and comprehension of English.
Complete all of the mind sharpening puzzles in this Training Manual for the Force Sensitive for 500 points.
Each puzzle is designed to help focus your thoughts, develop your concentration and rationalization, to be better receptive to the Force and help you react in the most stressful of situations.
Your first step to mastering your Force abilities.
There's no doubt Sci-Fi has sparked the imagination of inventors, consumers and researchers everywhere. For 300 points investigate and report on the real-life use of technology and gadgets first introduced in Sci-Fi. Technology from Art!
Simply complete a10-page Video & Reading Log booklet for 250 points each. You'll find complete instructions on the first page.
Use a standard original set of Rory's Story Cubes plus the Intergalactic expansion set. (Available in the CRL's). (or)
Download the Story Dice App by Zuidsoft (Google Play) (iTunes) Use 6 dice from the General set and 3 dice from the Star Wars set. Download the worksheet on the left for more information or click here for the "how to" sheet.
This is a fun and highly addictive creative writing game that will help you improve and hone your English language skills.
Create your own universe, then make your own story!
There are millions of languages in the galaxy, and Basic (the common tongue in the Star Wars saga) very closely resembles English. For this task you are to complete the sheets for 100 points each. Knowing as many of these words as you can is important for any future trial or test.
Write a movie guide containing a 50 word lexicon, an overall review of the movie, your recommendation and a discussion about an event or situation in the film that can be viewed as a metaphor/allegory to the human condition. 150 points for each movie guide.
Click here for tips on how to write a really good movie guide.
Be careful on the links above, the streaming site contains many pop-ups and advertising. NEVER enter your credit card information! I recommend that you install Adblock to stop all advertising. You can find ithere: https://adblockplus.org/fr/
What do Hercules, Frodo Baggins, Luke Skywalker and you all have in common? Learn about Joseph Campbell's theory about the mono-myth and its application by George Lucas in the creation of Star Wars. Earn 300 points for completing the attached worksheet. Earn 75 bonus points for each extra film or story.
TED Ed video explaining heroes and the hero's journey. Test your understanding with this quiz.
The Hero's Journey is Your Journey
The Hero's Journey is a journey we take everyday of our lives. Discover why story makers use this formula and how it can help our own personal growth.
This one is easy and fun! Just visit the Strasbourg Planetarium in the Science Garden at the University of Strasbourg for the show of your life. Bring the ticket to me to earn 50 points toward the challenge.
Planétarium de Strasbourg
13 rue de l'Observatoire
Jardin des Sciences de l'Université de Strasbourg
03 68 85 24 50
Assemble all of your Force Challenge activities into a dedicated and decorated notebook to receive 75 points. An additional 25 points will be awarded for creativity.
Receive an extra 250 points for completing at least 1 item from each of the activities and tasks in the challenge!
Present your ticket for the movie in VO for an easy 50 points!
For 200 points, write about your 5 favorite things and your 5 least favorite things about the film: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
For 300 points write an essay about 1 familiar and unfamiliar aspects of the film: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
The Force may be with you, but you still need to sharpen your other cognitive skills if you wish to join the Rebel Alliance forces. For 450 points complete the enigmas and puzzles in this manual. This is a hard one!
This document is designed to print in booklet format on A4 or US Letter paper. When printing, select "booklet mode" (livret) and let your printer do the rest. Don't worry, you can still print it on single sheets if you prefer the large format.
As with so many beloved celebrities in 2016, Carrie Fisher became one with the Force on December 27th. For us, her fans, Carrie was Princess Leia, and the difference between the actress and the character was difficult to see. However in real life, she had many accomplishments, mother, best-selling author, activist, philanthropist, scenarist and fought against personal battles such as depression, bipolar disorder and addiction. In tribute to the late actress, this activity for 100 points has been created to celebrate her life. Get to know more about our princess, by writing a biography in tribute to the actress.
Not part of the challenge, but the music composed by the legendary John Williams is what gave the saga its soul, its life, its individuality. Press "play" on the video to hear the trailer score.