Center Activities for No Place Like Periwinkle<br /> <br />Directions: Choose 5 of the activities to complete on the book. This project will count three times. Each center is worth twenty points. A center must be completed correctly and by you in order to receive the points. You may complete a sixth center and receive extra credit.<br /><ul><li> Select a scene from the book that you think lends itself well to illustration. Create a drawing or collage to illustrate the scene. Give your artwork a caption from the text. The illustration must be filled with at least five details that would be in the scene. The illustration should be original, creative, finished, colored, detailed, and drawn by you.
Draw a stick figure of Agnes, Thomas, or Sarah Pflumm. There are nine items for the stick figure. You must include three details for each of the nine items.
Create a word search for the book. It must include twenty-one key vocabulary words.
Write an original poem, song, or rap of at least ten lines about the book or a character in the book. Write a rough draft of the poem, have someone proof it for you, and then type it or write neatly in black ink. You must also include a caption and picture to go with your creation.
Pretend to be Agnes or Thomas. Write two one page journal entries describing your family’s life before and after experiencing the hurricane.
Create a six slide comic strip that gives the main points of the book. Decide what six points to focus on, draw the six slides, and then provide words in bubbles and color it. You may get the paper for this from me. (2 centers)
Using Powerpoint, create three-five slides about the book. You must put the rough draft of your slides on computer paper and turn in to me. You must include three pictures, and complete the following sentences: I noticed….,I wonder……, One interesting vocabulary word I learned is ____ and it means …, Use the vocabulary word in an original sentence, This book reminds me of…., I learned…..(2 centers)
Write another two-three page letter to Edward pretending to be Agnes and tell about your life a year later or even today in 2009.
Design a brochure or pamphlet on a cause like protecting the environment, preparing for hurricanes, or nature. You may also use one of the topics from #4 on page 142 in the novel. Include all of the information like the organization, a description of the cause, addresses and helpful websites, etc. Make sure you make the information colorful, attractive and use some clipart or pictures. You must make a rough draft of the brochure or pamphlet. (3 centers)
Create a new book cover and jacket for the book to be republished in 2009. Make the book jacket colorful and interesting. (2 centers)
Create an acrostic poem on Agnes, Lydia, and Edward describing each one. Include a drawing or picture to go along with each one as if it was published in a book.
Complete the webquest on hurricanes using the following website: