Michael J. Allen

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Media homework


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Liverpool F.C.


Job 1: Favorite Show/ Website

(Estimate - 1 hour)

What is your favorite Television show, or website?

Write paragraphs explaining why that show, or website is your favorite. Include at least three good reasons. Fact, detail, detail!!

Job 2: Invent a television show

(Estimate - 2 hours)

Design your own television show. Write a short 'trailer' for a show you might like to watch. Include:

  • main characters

  • setting - time and place

  • a typical scene –

Write a short scene featuring between two and four characters in the midst of a typical incident from your show.


Job 3: Poster

(Estimate - 1 hour)

Design a ‘coming-soon-to-a-small-screen-near-you’ poster for your show.

These posters will be displayed in the classroom.


All homework should be handed in on Friday, January 19th.


Alternative to Job 2 and 3

Students may choose to make short videos of a part of their show instead of Job 2 and 3.

Videos will be shown and graded in class on Friday, January 19th.

Team-ups between students to work together on Job 2 and 3 of this project are encouraged - with the following caveats:

  • Each student is responsible for contributing to the video - even if this video has been worked on mostly by one student.

  • Each student must participate in the writing composition process in their group - it is not a good idea for only one student to do all the writing and then one or more students simply to add their name to the project.


Enjoy yourselves, have fun and remember:



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What If?

All homework due in Friday, December 8th

A series of ‘What If’ ideas’ for you to think about:

  • What if you could climb between the covers of any book and become a character in the story? What book and character would you choose, and why?

  • What if you were not required by law to attend school? How would you spend your days?

  • What if you could back in history and change one important event? Which event would you choose to change? Why? In what ways would you change the event?

  • What if one morning your pet cat, Rover started talking to you in very precise English?

  • What if faster than light travel is invented tomorrow?

  • What if every time you touched anything, it turned into plastic?

  • What if you found a way to travel through a black hole?

  • What if your stuffed animals secretly sneak out of the house after you go to sleep?

  • What if you fell into a video game and could not find the way back home?

Job 1:

Choose one of the situations to write about. (estimate: 2 hours)

Concentrate on writing excellent descriptions of what your reader is supposed to see and hear. Don’t worry about finishing a whole story: I would rather read one excellent scene carefully described rather than a poor, thinly described, but ‘finished’ story.

Job 2:

Make a poster or model that is related to one of the ‘What if’ ideas. (est. 45 min.)



Homework Break

This week you should focus on reading and enjoying yourself with your family.

Enjoy yourselves, have fun and remember:





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