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Monthly Book Projects

Each month students are assigned a book project in a particular genre (type of book). Students will bring home a Book Project Contract at the beginning of the month, but you can also check here for detailed directions and due dates.

Students choose their book project book at the first or second library visit of each month and have the remainder of the month to read the book and complete the project.

In the middle of each month, students will receive a detailed rubric for each book project choice detailing how to earn 4 out of 4 points in each grading category. There are usually 4 or 5 grading categories for each book project. The rubric details exactly what the student needs to do to earn high grades for his or her book project. A high degree of effort and creativity is expected.

Book projects are due on the last Tuesday of each month.

September: Adventure

Adventure books can be realistic fiction, or they can be non-fiction. Realistic fiction is a story made up by the author. These kind of stories have realistic, believable settings; characters similar to people you might know; believable problems, goals, or conflicts; a plot that might not end happily but is realistic; and will tell an exciting story. Non-fiction adventure stories will tell about a real adventure that actually happened to someone, either the author or someone he or she knows.

The librarian and your teacher will help yo find an exciting adventure book. You will be given time at school to read your book, but you will have to read at home, too.

Once you finish your book, choose one of these projects:

1. Write a letter to a friend telling about the book.
2. Make a shadow box for your book out of a shoebox - show your favorite scene.
3. Make a picture to show the most exciting scene from the book. Write a paragraph at the bottom telling why you made this picture.

Bring your completed book project to school on Tuesday, September 28, 2010.

October: Mystery

This month's book project assignment will be to read a mystery and complete one of the project choices listed below.

Mysteries are usually realistic fiction. Realistic fiction is a story made up by the author. These kinds of stores have realistic, believable settings; characters similar to people you might know; believable problems, goals, or conflicts; a plot that might not end happily but is realistic; and will tell about characters trying to solve a mystery.

The librarian and your teacher will help you choose a book. You will have class time to read, but you will also need to read at home.

1. Write a different ending for your book. It needs to be one or more pages long and will be scored on grammar and spelling.
2. Made models of the characters out of clay. Put them on display with the title of the book and a brief description of each character.
3. Design a new book jacket for your book. Make it so exciting that others will want to read the book.

Source: www.meridian.wednet.edu

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