Lesson: Scrapbook Project
Ties That Bind, Ties That Break Scrapbook Project:
All Students will create a Novel Scrapbook. A Novel Scrapbook is basically a variety of activities based on the Novel that demonstrate that you’ve read the book, understand how it relates to the world and creates a deeper meaning for you. The purpose of this task is to create a way for students to display their understanding of the novel in way that is fun, creative and CHALLENGING.
Your job is to create a scrapbook that includes: pictures, illustrations and personal writing about the novel. The writing portion can either be typed or printed neatly. Students are expected to have a minimum of 15 pages in their scrap book but no more than 25 pages. Finally, you may create a scrapbook either in a booklet form using a program like Microsoft Publisher, Word, by hand with construction paper or in a presentation format using Microsoft PowerPoint.
· Choose the type of format you would like to use.
· Be sure you are following the guidelines as outlined below for each page
· Make drafts of each and edit
· Create or collect illustrations using clipart, pictures, drawings
· Create a booklet with an illustrated cover labeled with your name, date, and class period. If you are doing a presentation, be sure to include the same in a cover page or first slide.
· Follow the rubric to ensure high quality work
The following items must be included in your project:
· Cover Page: title of Novel, picture, author, student name, date, and period.
· Author’s Purpose for Writing this Novel (1 paragraph)
· Setting: place and time period (1 paragraph)
· List and description of the Major Characters
· The Conflict of the Story (1 paragraph)
· The Theme and Moral of the Novel. What lesson did you learn? (1 page)
· Identify the details from the text that reveal the Genre (1 page)
· 5 illustrations/pictures (these can be your own drawing, pictures from the internet or any other source)
Then from the items below you must also pick 7 of the following to include in your Novel Scrapbook:
1. Poem about and written from the point of view of a character in the novel
2. Letters from one character to another
3. Autobiography written about 1 character
4. Drawings of a character
5. Create an interview, Q & A, with a character in the novel
6. Create a news article about the main character
7. 4 Diaries or journals entries written by your character
8. Find or write magazine or newspaper articles that connect to your characters actions and beliefs
9. Write or choose a songs that your character listens to, explain why
10. Create a birth certificate, obituary, or other legal document about your character
11. A comic strip of your favorite scene
12. An additional chapter for the book that portrays Ailin and James 15 years later.
13. Write 1 page about your favorite scene with this character and why it is your favorite scene?
14. Answer the question with a 1 page essay: Does it take courage for Ailin to remain in the US or would she show courage by returning to China? Explain use ideas from the text.
|Rubric for Ties That Bind Ties That Break Scrapbook Project Project||