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4 Corners

  1. 1. “4 Corners” Ideas, Connections, Extensions (I.C.E) Your Creative Non Fiction Novel, Biography or Autobiography Your Life: Your World Your Interests Your Schooling Creative Non Fiction Novel or Biography Daily: Each day students must write in their reading log after reading for 15 (uninterrupted) minutes. They are to focus in this post reading activities on identifying, analyzing and elaborating on any connections they see existing between their book and the “4 corners” listed above.
  2. 2. Weekly: Students will add to the “What I am Working On” wall each week, for 5 weeks, one of the tasks from the “Non Fiction Self Directed Weeklies” document. Culminating Task: Research based oral presentation with an embedded media design component. Students will be given instruction on the research process as it is expected of them in the post secondary system and then asked to research a specific, related topic/issue from their novel. Required submissions include an i) annotated bibliography ii) a formal research report iii) an original media product. Non Fiction Self Directed “Weeklies” 1. In a series of paragraphs expressing an opinion format, state your opinion of the novel and focus on quality of: characters, story, any graphics/pictures. 2. Find a series of articles from a magazine(s) or newspaper(s) and explain the connection(s) between them and your novel/biography. As well how these articles
  3. 3. extend your understanding of your novel/biography. 3. View and then review via a brief oral presentation which is more of an informal “chat or short talk” a movie that connects to or extends your understanding of your novel/biography. 4. Create a graphic for your novel/biography. This can be a picture or a collage of images that might be found on the dust jacket of this text. Alternatively a hand drawn scene from the text or a portrait of a character. 5. You will create a “study guide” for students who will read your book in the future. This study guide must include: internet links to related subject matter and any alternate media sources (movies, TV shows, magazines etc.), and any other related fiction or non fiction titles.

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