Directions: You will be expected to read at least four books (appropriate to your reading level) independently and complete book projects. You may check out books from the school or public library or borrow books from family members or friends. After reading your book, choose one of the following activities to complete. If you wish to complete an activity not listed, see me for project approval. The due dates for the reading activities are listed below.
Guidelines: Projects should be in color, about 2-3 paragraphs in length, typed, double spaced, 12 pt. font and should not have grammar or spelling errors with a maximum of 500 words.
1. Interview: Interview a character from your book. Write at least 10 questions that will give the character the opportunity to discuss his/her thoughts and feelings about his/her role in the story. Then pretend you are the character and answer the questions. Questions must be thoughtful and should not be factual.
Examples of good questions to ask would be:
“How did you feel when…”
“What did you think after…”
“Why did you do…”
2. Diary: Write a diary that one of the story’s main characters might have kept before, during, or after the book’s events. You must include the character’s thoughts and feelings in the diary. Remember to tell me if the diary entries take place before, during or after the book. At least 4 entries are required.
3. Letter to movie producer: Imagine that you are the author of the book you have just read. Suddenly the book becomes a best seller. Write a letter to a movie producer trying to get that person interested in making your book into a movie. Explain in detail why the story, characters, and setting would make a good film. You may only use books that have not already been made into movies. NOTE: Limit the amount of summary in your letter – I want analysis.
4. Diorama: Construct a 3 dimensional scene that includes models of people, buildings, plants, and animals of one of the main events of the book. Include a written description of the scene that explains: the setting characters present when the scene took place in the book what is happening in the scene how the scene is important to the book.
5. Travel Brochure: Prepare a 3-fold travel brochure advertising the setting of your book using pictures that you have found or drawn. This brochure should persuade people to visit the setting of your book. Somewhere in your brochure you must include a detailed description of the setting of your book. Your brochure should have information on the front and back and there should not be any blank panels on your brochure.
6. Character Description: Write a full description of 3 of the characters in the book.
For each character please include:
A physical description of the character (what do they look like)
A description of the character’s personality
Who the character’s friends/family are
What was the most important thing that happened to the character? Why?
Please also include a picture of each character.
7. Timeline: Make an illustrated timeline showing the important events of the story from the beginning of the book to the end. Each event on the timeline should have a picture and a 1-2 sentence caption explaining what the event is. On the back of your timeline draw a map showing the