Essential Question Why Read? Content Question What is the plot of a book or story? What is the climax and resolution of a story and why are they important? Content Question Describe a character from the book you read? Describe one of the setting from the book and write a short narrative description.
This project allows student to make choices. Eachstudent will be given a project packet that list 10different option of smaller projects. The studentcan chose how he or she want to earn their points.The class will read a book both aloud in class aswell as at home. The small projects will be basedon the book chosen by the class, the class will geta choice of three books they can read. The classwill take a vote and the book with the most voteswill be the book the entire class will read. One dayin class their will be a "book day", this is where theclass shows off their projects.
The teacher is there to guide the student. Theteacher is available to answer any and allquestions the students might have. Howeverthis is an individual assignment and thestudent is responsible for completing the work.
This assignment is done individually. The studenthas choices to make throughout the project. Thefirst choice is which book the student want to readfor the project- The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn- Something Wicked This Way Comes- FrankensteinThe student will also be responsible for choosingthe small projects that add up to the total points ofthe project. A description can be found athttp://unitplanportfolio-meggiehall.wikispaces.com/Home
To aid the student in the project. Help thestudent to brainstorm ideas for the project.The student will be given all the informationneeded to complete the assignment and mayneed help with the creative aspect. The studentshould do the project, and not submit a projectdone by the parent.
By giving students choices they will have anopportunity to work and utilize interest with inthe project.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text. [RL.9-10.2] Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme. [RL.9-10.3] By the end of Grade 10, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of the Grades 9-10 text complexity band independently and proficiently. [RL.9-10.10] Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text. [RI.9-10.2] Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences. [W.9-10.3] Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 21-23 above.) [W.9-10.4] Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technologys capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically. [W.9-10.6] Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. [L.9-10.1] Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening. [L.9-10.3]
By the end of this lesson students will be ableto recognize and describe thesetting, climax, and resolution of a book orstory with 80% accuracy.
Project based learning is a interactive teachingmethod, where students work in groups orindividually on projects to enhance learning. Byusing projects the student gain a deeperunderstanding of the content.
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