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Book reports not a la bernajean


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Authors do not write books so teachers can have students write book reports for them! Decorating up a book report as a comic book, podcast or video is STILL a book report telling ABOUT the book facts. Engage students in using literature for thinking, creating, wondering, and relating to the BIG ideas.

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Book reports not a la bernajean

  1. 1. Book Reports NOT
  2. 2. THE Book Report Report Challenge task
  3. 3. Students have a choice of creating book reports as podcasts, website, comic books or videos
  4. 4. Rigor or NOT?
  5. 5. THE Book Report <ul><li>Compare and Contrast </li></ul><ul><li>Analyze and Conclude = Reasoning Question </li></ul><ul><li>Describe and Conclude = Wisdom Learned </li></ul><ul><li>Public Service Announcement aka Book Trailers = SELLING </li></ul><ul><li>Summary Report = Telling ABOUT it </li></ul>
  6. 6. 1 Book Themes • Tolerance • Challenges • Power The Power of Foreign Youth Literature @
  7. 7. What influences personal power
  8. 8. Journaling Supporting Evidence <ul><li>Chapter 1 - On the boy’s first day on the island, Ralph is appointed Chief. He gets this power due to his attractive physical appearance and the fact that he is in possession of the conch. Jack is given lead of his choir/hunters and has incredible confidence in himself. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Dante’s Inferno <ul><li>What sequence of sounds represents the emotional journey of the plot in Dante’s Inferno ? FINAL Reflections: What were the three most terrifying sounds ? </li></ul>2
  10. 10. <ul><li>What list of songs would you choose to represent the emotional journey of the plot for XXX novel IF if you were hired to organize a soundtrack for the book’s vocal reading </li></ul>3 ?
  11. 11. <ul><li>If you were hired to produce the sound track a book’s movie, what list of songs would you choose to represent the story plot and why </li></ul>4 ?
  12. 12. Mash-Ups 5
  13. 13. Debate: Does the Extinction of Animals Matter? / 6
  14. 14. Act As IF
  15. 15. 7 DocuDrama - Act As IF
  16. 16. <ul><li>Dramatic Blogs </li></ul>8
  17. 17. In Character DIalogues • • • 9
  18. 18. Poetry Lines Mash-Up + Emily Dickinson Langston Hughes 10
  19. 19. Subject Mash-Ups +
  20. 20. What IF you were able to step into the depression through a photo - what would you say about the times and how it impacts you and your family ?
  21. 21. Poem Patterns
  22. 22. What IF . . . you stepped into a famous art work? Or became a character in the scene? Share details and experiences. 11
  23. 23. What IF . . . you became a character in the scene? Share details and experiences.
  24. 24. • Image-editing composites OR • Green-screening with Video Tracks BE THERE
  25. 25. What IF . . . you stepped into a famous art? Or became a character in the scene? Share details and experiences.
  26. 26. How would Chaucer’s stories change if he were writing today? Retell one of his stories as a modern tale with you as one of the main characters. 12 Perspective
  27. 27. Moovie Moment Chaucer
  28. 28. 13
  29. 29. Book Trailers - PSA’s 14
  30. 30. Make YOur-Own-Paths & Adventures • PowerPoint / KeyNote • • Interactive Video @ NeverEnding Tale YouTube Examples @ 15
  31. 31. Moovie Moment Graveyard
  32. 32. 13
  33. 33. His name is Mental Robot. He has a triangular head, a banana-shaped mouth, and triangular ears. His head, his mouth, his ears, and his eyes are pink. Mental Robot has a male body and he has four fingers on each hand. He has a belt with a circle in the middle and he has red arms. He is wearing a blue shirt and a green belt. His arms have lots of scales on them. He has three spikes on each foot, his legs are human legs and his tail has five spikes on the club. His foot and tail are red. 14
  34. 34. Mental Robot
  35. 35. 3D StoryWorlds FoulWhisperings Web @
  36. 36. 3D StoryWorlds Fly Through Video @
  37. 37. Ramapo MS StoryWorlds StoryWorlds
  38. 38. 3 3D StoryWorlds Free Interactive 3D World @
  39. 39. Letting Kids Invent THEIR Own Style! THEIR Own Style!
  40. 40. Bernajena Pinazzo (SL) BernajeanPorter (Twitter) BernajeanPorter (Twitter) [email_address]