This is a multi-day in-class (or take-home) summative unit project where students create an abecedarian (alphabet) book. Each page contains either one or two letters and each letter represents a key concept/term from unit. This project was designed with my Grade 11 short story unit in mind; however, it would be great with English or Socials classes from grade 9 through 12. Indeed, this project can be used for many different units, as it allows for complete adaptability to other grade levels, but also other genres (e.g., novel units, Shakespeare plays, and even poetry units) and subjects.
Contained in this product is a three-page document:
~ The first page is a student handout of the assignment, including an example of a final page for the letter "H" of their alphabet book (see preview).
~ The second page is a "Things to Keep in Mind" in order for students to succeed, along with a very specific and detailed rubric that can be used for marking.
~ The final page is a brainstorm graphic organizer for students to use and show their rough work. It includes areas for their selected words, as well as their rationale/explanation for why those words were chosen. Students need to justify their word/term choice as being significant to a particular short story (or overall unit).