Book Projects--Fostering Student Independence

Book Projects--Fostering Student Independence
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628 KB|20 pages
Product Description
Do you want to keep student actively engaged in the classroom?
This Book Projects product will help students to develop independence when responding to books.

Book projects are a way to represent thinking before, during and after reading a text. This project will demonstrate and represent the kinds of thinking the student did while reading and provide relevant examples and items to reflect how the reader’s thinking changed.

Students have done much reading and responding to texts within discussions, small groups, conferences and within the reader’s notebook. Students have learned to monitor their own comprehension while reading. They’ve made connections and predictions while creating mental images about the text read. They’ve also learned to dig deeper into the text to make relevant inferences and draw important conclusions. Students have questioned texts and determined the most key details. Through all this reading comprehension work, readers have developed the reading comprehension strategy of synthesis because as they read, they gain more details; therefore, t thinking about the text grows and changes.

Included in this product are:
Guidelines for the project
A Suggested Schedule/Outline of Book Project details
Book Project Checklist
Book Project Rubric
Project Process and Planning Page
Self and Peer Analysis Tool
Oral Presentation Rubric
Grading Sheet

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Total Pages
20 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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