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Literary Holidays Research & Poster Project

Literary Holidays Research & Poster Project
Literary Holidays Research & Poster Project
Literary Holidays Research & Poster Project
Literary Holidays Research & Poster Project
Literary Holidays Research & Poster Project
Literary Holidays Research & Poster Project
Literary Holidays Research & Poster Project
Literary Holidays Research & Poster Project
Product Description
Show students how to CELEBRATE the written word! With this EDITABLE poster project, students learn about literary holidays, and you get a whole YEAR of classroom decorations to display.

Day 1: Introduce the project! Students choose from a list of literary holidays or propose their own to research, using credible websites to fill out a graphic organizer. (You control how much in-class time is spent on the researching step.)

Students research questions such as:
• The origin of the holiday
• Its goal or purpose
• Ways the class could celebrate it
• Book recommendations connected to the holiday

Day 2: Analyze some sample artwork on a literary holiday (Banned Books Week) to evaluate whether or not the art effectively promoted the holiday, based on author bias/motive, the image’s style and content, the main and implied arguments, and its level of persuasion.

Day 3: As a class, critique the two provided sample posters; discuss how their posters can be even better.

Day 4: Students make their own posters motivating others to celebrate the literary holiday, including the date, book recommendations, and a QR code to learn more about it! (You control how much in-class time is given to make the poster.)

Day 5+: Students present their posters to the class! They can do this all at once, or present all throughout the year as the holiday arises.

All year: You get to enjoy the posters in your classroom or hallway! You can also keep the momentum going by asking students to interact with the QR codes on the posters, book talk thematically related books, or act on the students’ recommendations on what else they want to do to celebrate each holiday.

This 9-page download includes:
• An overview/directions handout
• Graphic organizer for research
• Analysis activity: graphic organizer and answer key, along with 3 pieces of artwork to examine
• Two sample posters to critique as a class and use as mentor texts
• A CCSS rubric assessing writing and speaking standards
• A quick note for teachers about how to make and use QR codes
• A list of 18 suggested websites to get started (you can choose whether to give these to the students or not!)

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Total Pages
9 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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