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Independent Reading Choice Board Project

Independent Reading Choice Board Project
Independent Reading Choice Board Project
Independent Reading Choice Board Project
Independent Reading Choice Board Project
Independent Reading Choice Board Project
Independent Reading Choice Board Project
Independent Reading Choice Board Project
Independent Reading Choice Board Project
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Independent Reading Choice Board Project - This year-long reading project gives children an opportunity to share their comprehension and understanding of the books they read independently both at school and at home. Students will be given a project menu with four levels ranging in difficulty from simple to complex: silver (1 pt), gold (2 pts), platinum (3 pts), and diamond (4 pts). Each assignment is graded on a scale of 1 to 5 after the child presents it in front of the class, and the total points are calculated by multiplying the level point value by the score. Students need to earn a total of 20 points by the end of the quarter and can choose any combination of activities to do so.

The projects on the learning menus are both meaningful and purposeful. Activities from each of the Multiple Intelligences are included so that the interests and talents of all students are represented.

THIS PACKET INCLUDES:
- Project Directions
- Assignment Choices
- DIRT Cover Page – Scoring Rubric
- Project Presentation Schedule


EXAMPLES OF SILVER ACTIVITIES:
• Make a soundtrack for the book by choosing at least 10 popular songs. For each song, explain in at least one sentence why you chose the song and how it relates to the events or characters in the book. (You can use quotes if you want to.)
• Change the time and place of the novel. Explain how this would change the story. First tell us where and when the novel takes place. Then tell us where and when you would change it to. Focus on how the characters would be different and on how the plot (what happens) might change. For example, if your book takes place in 1920 and has a female character who is a nurse, you might change the time to 2001 and say that nowadays, a woman interested in medicine can be a doctor.

EXAMPLES OF GOLD ACTIVITIES:
• Write a letter to a character. Then, have that character write a letter answering back in the voice of the character (using words they would use and saying things they would say.) Each letter should be at least one page.
• Make an illustrated time line of events in the book, make sure your time-line includes at least 10 events with a two sentence description and small picture or clipping describing each event.

EXAMPLES OF PLATNUM ACTIVITIES:
• Pick two characters from different books. Describe a meeting between the two of them (where and when and how it would take place) and write twenty lines of dialogue between them.
• Create a slide presentation filled with at least 20 pictures that represents theme, characters, setting and/or events from your book in some way. Arrange a creative sound track that fits with your book to accompany your slides. All slides need effective transitions that add to the overall art of your presentation.

EXAMPLES OF DIAMOND ACTIVITIES:
• Act out and video tape several scenes from the book of at least ten minutes. Present it to the class.
• Write and illustrate (you can use cut-outs) a full children's book telling the story of your book—with a cover.

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