Feeling unsure of how to make the most of your instructional time after STAAR or any other standardized test? Get your kids engaged in a book and involved in some non-fiction research to make the last few days of school worth while!
This project allows students to choose their own book, review story elements, focus on unfamiliar vocabulary, use dictionary skills, enhance main idea and supporting detail knowledge, as well as get a head start on paired passages - a 4th grade TEK.
I use 4 days - week to finish this out. I also allowed students to choose their own book, and encouraged them to use a book they had finished reading already to save time!
The grading rubric I use is also included on the last page. I would print out the packet front and back and give it to students. Each day we would tackle a different aspect of the project, and spend a day in the computer lab doing our non-fiction research.