Name: ______________________________________ Date: _____________ Mrs. Johnson’s English 10 SSR Project #1 Direction for SSR Project#1: During the first nine weeks, you will choose a novel which you will read during SSR time, AST, and at home. You will complete this packet and ONE creative activity from each level 1-3. See list below. You will then present your creative activities. Packet and creative activities are due on _____________________________. Presentations may be done during class or A lunch. BEFORE READING: Fill this out before you begin reading your book. If you decide you want to change your book, simply answer these questions on a piece of notebook paper and staple to the packet. Book title: ________________________________________________________________ Genre: _______________________________ Author: ___________________________________________________________________ Why did I pick this book: _______________________________________________________________________________________ What I already know about the book: ____________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ What I can predict about the book based on the cover: ____________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ WHILE READING: Fill this out while you are reading your novel. You may not be able to answer all of the questions right away. If you don’t know a term, simply look it up. Setting for most of the novel: Time period: _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Geographical location: ____________________________________________________________________________________ Physical location (School, house, neighborhood, etc.) _______________________________________________________ Characters: ***If you don’t know these terms, use your literary term notes! Protagonist: _________________________________________ Antagonist: _________________________________________ -Does this change? _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Supporting characters: ________________________________________________________________________________________________ Describe your protagonist’s physical appearance: _________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Name: ______________________________________ Date: _____________ Protagonist Likes: Protagonist Dislikes: _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ Conflict: The main conflict (the decision to do or not do something) is usually the novel’s climax. Internal conflict for protagonist: ___________________________________________________________________________________ External conflict for protagonist: __________________________________________________________________________________ Plot: *All the information you’ve already provided is the EXPOSITION of your novel. Name: ______________________________________ Date: _____________ Point of View: Who is telling the story? Check all that apply. A narrator who is not part of the story; the narrator uses third person pronouns (third person narrator) -They walked into the store and purchased chocolate milk. The narrator can see into two or more of the characters’ minds and share their thoughts (omniscient) The narrator can only see into one character’s mind and share his/her thoughts (limited) A character who is part of the story; the character uses first person pronouns (first person narrator) -I am going to stay late at school for basketball practice. Symbol: An object that represents a big idea or something abstract Example: The broken mirror represents the girl’s broken dreams. Possible symbol: _______________________________________________ What does it represent? _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Possible second symbol: _______________________________________________ What does it represent? _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Theme: Circle a possible theme below for your novel and explain on the lines below. Feel free to write your own. • struggle with nature • the effects of progress • the great journey • survival of the fittest • power of nature • noble sacrifice • coming of age • • the great battle • power of love alienation and isolation • • honoring the historical past love and friendship and revenge • loss of innocence • struggle with self • good overcoming evil • disillusionment with life • tolerance of the atypical • ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Name: ______________________________________ Date: _____________ AFTER READING: Were you happy with the ending of your novel? Explain. __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ How does this novel connect or relate to a personal experience? _________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ***It does relate. Find something! How does this novel connect or relate to what’s going on in our society/country/world today? __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ***It does relate. Find something! What was the author’s purpose for the book? What does the book try to say? Think about your theme. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Name: ______________________________________ Date: _____________ Creative Assignment Ideas Organized by Bloom’s Levels of Cognition Directions: After reading the novel and completing the packet, then you must choose ONE activity from EACH level below. You will then present your creative activities to the class. You should have a total of 3 activities. Level One: Remembering 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Describe the main character in three paragraphs or more (at least 5 sentences each). Describe your favorite character from the novel in at least two, 5 sentence paragraphs. Define at least 15 words that you didn’t know while reading your novel. Create a timeline of 10 events in the story and illustrate 5 of them. Select the most important event in your story. Describe it in at least two paragraphs. Record 5 main events from the story in chronological order. Each event should be explained in a minimum of 5 sentences. Create a 20 question quiz about your book. Questions may come in the form of true/false, multiple choice, short answer, and essay. Include an answer sheet. Level Two: Understanding 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Summarize your story in one page or less. Compare the main character in your story to you or someone you know in at least 2 paragraphs. Choose a character and identify three things that symbolize that character. Explain each choice in 3-5 sentences. Defend one major decision that a character made in the story. Be sure to explain what the decision he/she made and how everything turned out. Illustrate the most important moment in your story through a picture, which must be on at least an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper. List three challenges faced by characters from the view point of another character in the book. Your description should be at least 8 sentences and contain specific examples from the text. Make a cartoon strip showing the sequence of events (12 frame minimum). Write 5 journal entries from the main character’s point of view at different points in the book. Each journal entry should be a minimum of 5 sentences. Level Three: Applying 1. Change one major decision a character made. How would things have turned out differently? (2 paragraph minimum 5 sentences each) 2. Make a map that shows where your story took place. Include a key or legend. 3. Write a song about events in your book to generate reader interest. 4. Create a wardrobe of at least 4 of your characters. 5. Rewrite a scene from the perspective of another character. 6. Create a 3-5 page scrapbook for one of the major characters. 7. Write a 3 paragraph letter from one character to another about a specific event in the book. Advice: You are given NINE WEEKS to complete this assignment. Do not wait until the last minute. I provide ample time and access to a computer, so this project should be typed and formatted. You should be creative and provide color to the project if possible. Make sure you label your projects. Projects that are done obviously last minute (hastily handwritten, lacking color, and scrawled onto notebook paper) will receive a 5/10 in that category. Name: ______________________________________ Date: _____________ This MUST be filled out when you present and turn in your project. Creative Projects: Level ____ #___ Level ____ #___ Level ____ #___ I read this novel, filled out the packet, and completed this project on my own to the best of my abilities. Signature: ___________________________________________________ Category Reading packet 10 Excellent 8 Good 6 Needs work Answers are in complete sentences and make clear connections to the novel. Most answers are complete; some answers seem vague. Some answers are left blank. Most answers don’t connect with novel. Creative assignment #1 Assignment is colorful and neat. All directions followed. Shows outside the box thinking. It is evident the student put in TIME and EFFORT. Assignment is poor quality. Seems rushed. Did not follow directions. Creative assignment #2 Assignment is colorful and neat. All directions followed. Shows outside the box thinking. It is evident the student put in TIME and EFFORT. Creative assignment #3 Assignment is colorful and neat. All directions followed. Shows outside the box thinking. It is evident the student put in TIME and EFFORT. SRR time Student read every day. Never fell asleep or worked on other work. Remained silent. Student demonstrates that he read and understood the book. Assignment is bright but messy. Seems rushed. Little creativitysimply follows directions. It is evident the student did not make this a priority. Assignment is bright but messy. Seems rushed. Little creativitysimply follows directions. It is evident the student did not make this a priority. Assignment is bright but messy. Seems rushed. Little creativitysimply follows directions. It is evident the student did not make this a priority. Student read most days; fell asleep once or worked on other work. Needed reminders to be quiet. Is evident student did not finish the book, Presentation Student spoke clearly and made eye contact. Gave required info suggested on presentation page. Answered questions. Student mumbled and attempted eye contact. Student stated he didn’t know what to say. Attempted to answer questions. Assignment is poor quality. Seems rushed. Did not follow directions. Assignment is poor quality. Seems rushed. Did not follow directions. Student frequently struggled to stay awake, stay focused, and stay quiet. Student was a distraction to his peers. Is evident student did not read the book at all. Student read his notes and rushed through them. Spoke too quietly to be heard. Couldn’t answer questions Comments: _____________/60 points 10% deduction each day SSR Project is late per syllabus. *refusal to present drops overall grade to a 79% (47.5/60) automatically Name: ______________________________________ Date: _____________ SSR Presentation: Fill this out to help you with what to say! Start with… 1) Book title: _________________________________________________________________________ 2) Genre: ____________________________________________________________________________ 3) Tell us what the book was about: ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ 4) Tell us if you recommend the book or not. Did you like the book? Why or why not? ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ 5) Explain your creative projects: a. I chose to do these projects because _______________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________ b. Show us your projects if it’s a drawing or picture. Or read us a piece of what you wrote about the book. 6) Ask if there are any questions.