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     2009

    INDEPENDENT READING  FINAL PROJECTS

Now that you have completed your novel, you must create a final project. Below is a list of suggestions. Select one of the following projects or suggest a project of you own. Be sure to have the teacher approve your project choice.

 

  • Book Report Menu
    Answer questions from the appetizers, main dishes, side dishes, and/or desserts sections of the menu. Curriki

  • Book Review
    Create a book review online. Digital Pencil
  • Cereal Box Report
    Use a cereal box format to report on a book. Includes patterns. Mrs. Renz
  • Memory Bag
    Focus on story elements using story-related objects. Mrs. Renz
Collage

Directions: Using magazine photos, create a collage of images that symbolize important ideas, events, or themes in your book. On the back, explain what each image symbolizes and how it draws on key material from the character's experience.

CD Cover

Directions:  Design the front and the back cover for a CD to capture the theme or spirit of your book. Be sure the name of the book, plus the title of the hit single, appears on the front cover along with an appealing sketch or design. On the back, list the other songs from the CD, making sure they relate to the book and to the characters' experiences. [Adaptation: Write lyrics to the hit single.]

Character Bookmark

Directions: Create a bookmark featuring either your favorite character or the character you consider to be most significant in your book. Be sure to include the book title and author as well as the character's name and "portrait" or illustration. On the back of the bookmark, describe your character and explain why he or she is important in your book and how you feel about this character.

Setting Pamphlet

Directions: Create a pamphlet. Select four or five key settings for significant events in the book or places that had major impacts on the characters' development. Each panel of the pamphlet can represent a different setting with an illustration and a short written explanation of how that setting influenced the story or affected the characters' lives.

Map

Directions: Create a map of the character's journey (physical, psychological, emotional, or spiritual). Illustrate significant events, settings, and/or themes in the character's journey.

Make a book jacket.

Directions: Create a book cover or dust jacket worthy of the words on the pages of the book. It should include an attractive picture or cover design, an original summary of the book, information on the author and information about other books by the author.
On the front, list the title of the book, the author, and the major characters. Draw a picture of the story climax, with a two-sentence description. The picture should not be the same as the current book jacket. Be creative and think about important events in the book to draw. On the back, write a brief synopsis of what happened in the course of the story. Choose additional pictures that relate to the book to complete the design. DO NOT COPY WHAT IS ON THE BACK OF the BOOK!

FASHION A MOBILE FROM ITEMS RELATED TO A STORY.

Directions: The mobiles add color and movement to a room.  Create a mobile from objects that are significant or even symbolic to the story.



Sell It!

Directions: Pretend to be a publicist for the book that you have just read. Write and then delivers a 60-second speech that will persuade other students that they should read the book.

Create a Comic Book.

Directions:  Turn your book, or part of it, into a comic book, complete with comic-style illustrations and dialogue bubbles.

Resume Writing.  

Directions: Create a resume for one of the major characters in your novel as if you were a character in the book. Compose a resume and cover letter for your character, who is applying for a job suitable for the character and the setting of the novel.  Include in the resume a statement of the applicant's goals and a detailed account of his or her experience and outside interests. Include references for your character.

Prepare a one-page newspaper based on the book.

Directions: Prepare a newspaper page that includes a front page headline, a feature article and two other articles of your choice that would normally be found in a newspaper.

COMPILE A SCRAPBOOK OR A MEMORY BOX. Choose one of the major characters in your book and, as that person, put together a scrapbook or memory box of special memories and mementoes. Be true to your character.

WRITE AN EDITORIAL ON SOME CONTROVERSIAL ISSUE RAISED BY THE BOOK.

Write a letter to the author, telling him how enjoyable his book was.

Suggest a project.

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