Often time students (and teachers) tire of the basic "read the chapter and answer the questions" material that goes along with novel units. This document contains mini projects that can be completed in one or two class periods or as homework. These mini projects relate to the content of the book and can check reading comprehension as well as engage the multiple intellegences that allow the students to be creative when reflecting on their reading. There are three sets of three project choices that the students can choose from. These relate to the beginning and middle of the book. They can be used to lead up to a large final project or even the comprehension test at the end of the novel. These ideas have been used in my classroom and have been a nice change of pace for the kids. They are fun and they are creative, and use ver limited artistic materials.
This document also provides FINAL PROJECT options. These can be completed in or out of class. They are scored on quality and presentation of project.
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