Start by picking a book:
http://crl.startest.org
(CHOOSE 9-12 GRADE)


  • This is all independent work - No groups.
  • Create a GOOGLEDOC for all Daily & Weekly tasks.
  • For all BiWeekly Tasks you can create them in the medium of your choice: Keynote, Pages, GoogleApps, iMovie, By Hand, etc. It's up to you.


Daily Reading Tasks

1. Reflective Reading Questions. Answer 1 a day in class the last 10 minutes.
  • I really like/dislike this idea because...
  • I really don’t understand the part where…
  • This character reminds me of somebody I know because…
  • This character reminds me of myself because…
  • I think this setting is important/interesting because…
  • This scene reminds me of a similar scene in _because…
  • I like this/dislike this writing because
  • This scene is very realistic/unrealistic because…
  • I think the relationship between_andin interesting because…
  • This section makes me think about…
  • I like/dislike (character name) because…
  • This situation reminds me of a similar situation in my own life. What happened was…
  • If I were (name of character) at this point, I would…
  • I began to think of…
  • I love the way…
  • I can’t believe…
  • I wonder why…
  • I noticed…
  • I think…
  • I’m not sure…
  • My favorite character is…
  • I like the way the author…
  • I felt sad/happy/angry when…
  • I wish that…
  • I was surprised when…
  • It seems like…
2. Daily SWBST (Somebody, Wanted, But, So, Then)
Summarize the reading you've done today

WEEKLY TASKS

1. Generate Questions for the Week of Reading
CHAPTER QUESTIONS – Write 30 chapter questions for your book. Your questions should be a balance of level 1 questions (have a correct answer that can be found in the book) and level 2 questions (cannot be answered well without thinking beyond the words on the page). Include answers to the questions. INCLUDE PAGE NUMBERS FOR ALL ANSWERS.


BIWEEKLY TASKS (Every 2 weeks)

PICK ONE:


0. CHARACTERIZATION PRESENTATION - Follow the Characterization Model on English Resources for any character. USE QUOTES TO FILL IT OUT WITH INTEXT CITATIONS, WORKS CITED & 2 QUOTES PER SLIDE.

1. GRAPHIC NOVEL – Make a graphic novel or comic book version of an important scene in the book. Write a paragraph explaining the scene’s importance.

2. COMMUNITIY RESOURCES – Young Adult literature often involves sensitive issues such as suicide, drug use, violence and numerous others. Create a file of research on local community resources that would help a character in your book. Create a display board or pamphlet for displaying your research. Then, write a paragraph explaining the character’s problem and how the resources you found may help him or her.

3. SlideShare/KeynoteComicbook – Recreate a critical scene in the book. Also, write a paragraph describing how the events in your scene contribute to the meaning of the book you read.

4. WRITE A FOUND POEM — Using quotes from the book you read as the lines in your poem, create a brand-new piece that complements the book. Write a paragraph explaining how your poem complements the story. (Make sure you understand the word ‘complement’… you should probably look it up).

7. MAP OF SETTING —Create a map of a setting from the book you read. Write a paragraph explaining the various locations on the map. *The map you create must differ significantly from any maps provided in the book.

8. COLLEGE APPLICATION – Create an application that a character from your book would submit to a college. On the application include Name, Academic Rank, Courses Taken and Grades,Extracurricular Activities, and Work and Volunteer Experience. Choose one of the following questions to answer in a one-paragraph essay from the character’s point of view:

1) What experience, event, or person has had a significant impact on your life?

2) Discuss a situation where you have made a difference.

3) Describe your areas of interest, your personality, and how they relate to why you would like to attend this college.


9. BOOK JACKET—Design a book jacket to reflect the story you read. Write one paragraph explaining the choices you made for cover art, colors, organization, and fonts. What makes those choices appropriate for the story? *Your book jacket should not look like any that already exist!

10. GIFTS – Select a character from the book and choose three to five gifts you believe that character most needs or wants. Use GOOGLE IMAGES, draw or cut out pictures to represent these “gifts” and write a note (one paragraph) to that character/person explaining of why you picked these things for him or her. In your writing be specific, and use examples from the story to support your thinking.

11. CURRENT EVENTS – Select five current event articles you think your character would be interested in. Then write a paragraph explaining what the character would find interesting about those articles. Make sure you include copies of the articles in your project. You can clip them from the newspaper or print them from online and attach them to your paragraph.

12. CREATE A CHILDHOOD – Select an adult character from the book you read, and tell the story of his or her childhood in such a way that reveals why he/she is the way he/she is in the novel. You don't have to write about the character’s entire childhood but maybe focus on one event that made an impact. Write at least four paragraphs.

13. A CHARACTER’S ROOM – We learn a lot about people by how they decorate. Select a character from the book you read and draw two rooms that would mean a lot to that character. It can be by hand, the computer or even GOOGLE. Write a paragraph of explanation that includes descriptions and examples of why you designed the room as you did. Reference specific portions of the book when possible.

14. ADAPTATION MOVIE - Remake a scene from the book in a movie scene. Remember this is 1 class.