Ten projects to use as culminating, extension, or accompanying projects to the reading of 21 Balloons by William Pène du Bois with clear and concise directions/expectations for each project. A Project Choice and Expectation Handout Sheet for Students; a Project Contract Sheet for Students and Teacher delineating the project expectations and time frame; and a Rubric Template for Projects is included, along with a link to a video summarizing 21
Balloons –an excellent resource for recapping key events and inspiring students on assignment day. Each project meets the National State Common Core Standards for reading and comprehending literature, having students draw evidence from literary text to support analysis, reflection, and research, applying
grade 4 and 5 standards to literature.