What Can I do for Extra Credit? If you wish to earn extra credit, you must choose one of the approved assignments on this list and complete it. I will accept extra credit assignments only if they are done in entirety and they meet the specified guidelines. 1. Identify mistakes (spelling, grammar, structure, etc.) in print material. The media may be newspapers, magazines, books, anything printed and distributed. No internet pieces are permitted. No pieces published by/connected to CISD. Students will receive 3 extra credit points for each error found, highlighted, and corrected. Students may find up to 10 mistakes per 6 weeks, which totals 30 extra credit points a grading period. 2. Poetry of Phrases Writing Students will write a phrase poem using one of the patterns on their “The poetry of Phrases” handout. (This is located on the back of the TPCASTT page.) Phrase pattern choice is up to the student. A pattern may not be completed more than once in a semester. The topic of the phrase poem is up to the student. All topics must remain school appropriate. Credit will only be earned for poems that are correct in patter, spelling, grammar, etc. Students may turn in one phase poem a 6 weeks. Each phrase poem completed will earn up to 10 extra credit points. 3. TPCASTT Poetry Analysis Students will choose one of the following poems and complete the TPCASTT analysis steps on the poem. (The steps can be found on their “Poetry Analysis and TP-CASTT” handout.) Students may turn in one TPCASTT extra credit assignment a 6 weeks. Each TPCASTT assignment will earn up to 30 points. Points will be awarded based on correct formatting, analysis, and detail. A student may not choose the same poem he/she has already completed TPCASTT on during the standard class poetry assignment. Poem selections: 1. “Dream Deferred” by Langston Hughes 2. “Hold Fast to Dream” by Langston Hughes 3. “I’m Nobody” by Emily Dickinson 4. “October” By Robert Frost 5. “Conformity” by Emily E.