Teachers across the country are taking time today in their English classes to participate in "The Literary Pumpkin Project — a great way to demonstrate understanding of a character, setting, or major plot development of a novel."
Here's an assignment sheet from San Ysidro High School teacher, Richard Brown, to get you started, along with some tips from teachers across the country:
- Realistic, artificial pumpkins are perfect for this contest because they are non-perishable and easy to decorate
- Acrylic paints or permanent markers work best because watercolors tend to run. Yarn, construction paper, pipe cleaners, paste, glue or hot glue also make great additions
- Have students display the book they are illustrating along with their entry