INDEPENDENT BOOK PROJECT: Brochure & Book Talk Assignment
Part 1: The Brochure Due: Monday, March 29th
Part 2: The Book Talk Due: Wednesday, March 31st
ALL PROJECTS MUST BE SUBMITTED ON TIME!!!!!!!
For this project, you will be required to read a book of your choice independently and then to create a brochure on your book before giving a “BOOK TALK” presentation to the class.
The brochure will be due on Monday, March 29th.
Question: How do I make a brochure?
Answer: Using Word, go to FILE- NEW DOCUMENT. Using the tabs above,
select PUBLICATIONS….brochure will come up. Then follow the
guidelines and use the template to make your brochure.
Question: What will I include in my brochure?
Answer: Be creative. The following are strongly suggested:
• Title and Author of Book
• A major quotation from the book, selling it.
• A picture that reflects title or a scene in the book
• The kind (genre) of book it is (mystery, horror, adventure,romance,etc.)
• Raves or comments from the reader (you!)
• List of major characters
• Reason why someone should read this book
• Recommendation of other books like it
Due Date: The brochure will be given to me on Monday, March 29th. I will
make copies of it for the class to look at while
you are giving your book talk. You will NOT read from the
brochure – you will use it to sell your book to your
BOOK TALKS will begin on Wednesday, March 31st. You must be ready to present on this day. Your book MUST be brought to class with you EVERY DAY during the book talks. If you are not prepared to present with your book and your notes, you will receive a zero. NOTES will be collected and will become a part of your grade. THE BOOK TALK WILL INCLUDE THE CRITERIA THAT APPEAR IN THE RUBRIC.
• Title, author, # of pages, copyright date and type of book
• Brief summary of book, identifying setting and the main characters
• An excerpt from the book will be read. This excerpt should be very indicative of what the reader can expect from this book.
• Explain major literary techniques that appear in book such as plot, characterization, symbolism, theme, conflict, author’s writing style, etc. and use examples to illustrate your points
• Provide a recommendation of the book – age, gender, and interest. Explain why.
• Answer any and all questions asked by your classmates.
TOTAL TIME: 4-5 minutes each
REMEMBER: ALL MEMBERS OF THE CLASS MUST BE PREPARED TO TALK ABOUT THEIR BOOK ON MARCH 31st. If you are not prepared, there are no second chances.