This is a great final project to use at the end of a book club unit. Students who read a book together would work together on this final project. The idea for the students is that they have the opportunity to present to a “movie producer” to persuade the producer to fund the movie version of the book that was read in the book club. Students must present a storyboard (focuses on determining importance and summarizing), persuasive reasoning (focuses on persuasive writing), and a movie poster (focuses on portraying the theme of the story). It is even more fun if the teacher is not the one that acts as the “movie producer,” but instead a guest person comes in to critique which book club group was the most persuasive. A prize to the winning group can top it all off!
This project document takes you through the sequence of activities that the book club groups must complete after reading their book club book. There are also grading rubrics available. The documents that follow allow for students to do the work without access to technology. It could be easily adapted to allow students to type up and present the information in a slide show or other format.