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Real World Connection

Students will have the opportunity to critically analyze and review literature of their choice. In the hope of building enthusiastic, life-long readers, the "Response to Literature" project offers students the authentic experience of offering feedback in an in-depth, yet creative format. These student generated reviews will have multiple outcomes. Students will learn that they can formulate opinions and present their judgments in convincing, engaging ways. Students will offer their peers a meaningful critique of literature that has the ultimate "thumbs up" or "thumbs down". Finally, students will be able to reference these reviews for future book selection.

 

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Student Collaboration

The "Response to Literature" PowerPoint project will offer students a plethora of collaboration opportunities. First, students will meet in guided reading groups or book clubs and delve into grade level literature. These groups will read stories, work together to practice specific grade level reading skills, and discuss the various aspects of the book. Later in the project, students will break into smaller groups or partnerships and create story boards for their PowerPoint projects. Students will assume different jobs in their groups, but work as a team to plan, design, and execute their PowerPoint presentations. Later in the school year, upper grade students will have the opportunity to visit primary students and assist their younger peers learn the PowerPoint software.

 

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Slide Presentation Outline
Primary Grades

Card 1- Cover

Card 2- Describe setting and characters in detail. Identify genre of book.

Card 3- Sequence of Events/Summary of Story (Title page)

Card 4- Beginning

Card 5- Middle

Card 6- End

Card 7- Identify cause and effect relationship in text

Card 8- Personal Recommendation

Give your overall review of the book. Would you recommend this book? Why or why not? What was your favorite part or character and why?

Card 9- Credits

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Slide Presentation Outline
Upper Grades

*For more in-depth, comprehensive information, see the Written Narrative section below.*

Card 1 - Cover

Card 2 – Summary of Book

Card 3 – Identify the main problem in book and how it is resolved

Card 4 – Choose 2-3 main characters. Compare/contrast their actions, personality traits, and appearances. How do their differences contribute to the overall plot of the story?

Card 5 – Connection to Real World (Title page)

Card 6 – Identify the theme of the book. Site examples from the novel where theme is evident

Card 7 – How is the novel’s theme relevant to real world events? List events from the past or current times that reflect this theme.

Card 8 – Personal Recommendation (Title page)

Card 9 – What were “high points” of the book. List examples from text to support your opinion.Card 10 - What were “low points” of the book. List examples From text to support your example.

Card 11 – Give your overall review of this book. Would you
recommend this book? Why or why not? Support your judgments through references to both the book and personal experience.

Card 12 – Credits/ Bibliography

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Written Narrative to PowerPoint Project

*For more succinct, streamlined information, see the PowerPoint Presentation above.*

 

 

Section 1 - Title Page 1 paragraph introduction to book.

Section 2 - Summary 1 to 2 paragraph summary of book.

Section 3 - Identify the main problem in book and how it is resolved. 1 to 2 paragraphs.

Section 4 - Character Analysis. Choose 2-3 main characters. Compare/contrast their actions, personality traits, and appearances. How do their differences contribute to the overall plot of the story? 1 to 2 paragraphs.

Section 5 - Real World Connection (small title page)

Sections 6 - Identify the theme of the book. Site examples from the novel where theme is evident. 1 to 2 paragraphs.

Section 7 - Relevance to Real World Describe how is the novel’s theme relevant to real world events. List events from the past or current times that reflect this theme. 1to 2 paragraphs

Section 8 - Personal Recommendation (small title page)

Section 9 - High points What were the “high points” of the book. List 5 to 10 examples and elaborate on at least two using text to support your opinion.

Section 10 - Low Points : What were “low points” of the book. List 5 to 10 examples and elaborate on at least two using text to support your opinions.

Section 11- Personal Recommendation Giving your overall review of this book. Would you recommend this book? Why or why not? Support your judgments through references to both the book and personal experience. 1- 2 paragraphs

 

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