Set of project for use with any novel or short story. Variety of creative options including alternate point of view, design a tee shirt, create an infographic, and story-based research project. Each project is offered as a separate stand-alone activity, plus they are combined together in a Culminating Projects set, including Task Cards, Choice Board, and Student Menu options. Flexible options to fit your classroom needs!
: Alternate Point of View Writing
: students will choose the viewpoint of another character in the story to retell major events. Practice working with point of view, including deciding what details the new point of view character would not know from the original text. Also includes modeling style and mood.
Alternate Ending Project
: Students will choose a pivotal moment in the story and write a different ending from that point. They will reference the events of the original, demonstrating their understanding. IN addition, they will use higher level thinking to predict an alternate outcome. Includes options for narrative writing and graphic novel, with rubrics and prewriting worksheet.
Character Obituary and Gravestone Writing Activities
: Fun project for use with any story with a dead character OR use to write about a character who dies after the story as a way of retelling or expanding on the text. Students write an obituary retelling details about the character, rubric provided. Also includes a gravestone activity. Bonus overused words obituary printable included.
How-To Brochure Activity
: this activity combines real-world writing with literature. Students use details and information from the story to create a how-to brochure related to a lesson or concept from the story. Students will use headings, bullet points, or other methods of organization along with appropriate images for their tips. Rubric included.
Create an Infographic Activity
: Includes two different infographic activity options! The literary infographic has students retell and examine the text—this is an option in the culminating projects set with task cards. The character infographic focuses on one character and has students use characterization and major events to create an infographic about that specific character—not included as a culminating projects set choice. Handout on Infographic design plus rubrics provided.
Friendly Letter Writing Activity
: This activity combines literature with real-world writing as students write a friendly letter from one or more characters in the text. Also includes a response to a friendly letter activity and how to address and envelope to expand the activity.
Newspaper Article Writing Activity
: Combine real-world writing with creative writing in this activity. Students will use newspaper writing as they create an article about a major event in the story (student- or teacher-selected). Good activity to dig into point of view, as well as try a different writing style. Includes handout on newspaper writing, student instructions, and rubric.
Design a Tattoo or Tee Shirt Activity
fun art activity to encourage creative thinking. Students will design a tattoo or tee shirt. Includes options for a design based on symbols & motifs, theme & main ideas, or characterization. Multiple printable templates for flexible deployment.
Write Your Own: Writing Imitation Activity
: In this creative writing activity, students will analyze the text to identify select literary devices, including theme, main idea, and mood. Then they will use several of those elements in writing their own story. Includes options for a narrative and a graphic novel, with rubrics.
Story-Based Research Project
: This research project uses a literature tie-in to engage students and provide real-world writing. Students will identify an idea, event, or location from the story that they want to learn more about. Then, they will conduct their research and create a project of their findings in a self-selected media. Printables and rubric included.
Culminating Projects Set: Task Cards, Choice Board, and Student Menu version: all projects in the bundle are offered in this set. Alternative Point of View and Write Your Own are combined into one option to make a set of 9 different project options. Rubrics included for each of the categories: Visual Creations, Retell, and Beyond the Text. (Bundle only)
This bundle is a zipped folder containing a single file Word document (.docx) with the activities, plus the Culminating Projects Task Cards as PowerPoint (.pptx) file.
The 10 Engaging Culminating Projects Bundle
is also available as a single file PDF with the activities. Cheaper, but not editable.
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Bundle or the money-saving Culminating Projects Super Bundle
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