Hello, friend! Thank you so much for your interest in this product! This original idea has been adapted from the wonderful Brown Bag Teacher. Her wonderfull idea focuses around students reading books and then collectively deciding which book deserves to be in the #1 spot. I took that idea, and put my own spin on it a few years ago.
I have put a lot of time and energy into creating a month-long ELA tournament in my classroom that focuses around books and writing! Students NEED to be writing about what they read and developing a sense of passion for great books. I have found that this tournament gets the students excited about reading and writing and teaches them how to handle competition.
*Students will select a book that they think is PHENOMENAL and deserves to win this tournament. My kids will usually pick a novel they read this year or last year. Before the tournament, students will reread their novel so they are able to successfully complete each challenge.
*The tournament will begin and their first task is to create a Book Cover Recommendation.
*Second task= Book report
*Third task= Interview the main character
*Fourth task= Act out a scene
*Fifth task= Book trailer
As the students complete each task, they will have to follow the instruction pages. Students will be advanced to the next round based on the points received on the rubric grading pages.
In the past, the only two MANDATORY activities students have HAD to complete are the Book Cover Recommendation and the Book Report. I gave extra credit points in language arts to students each time they would advance to the next round. This year, I am having my students complete every single task! These tasks will count as grades, and my students will work on them in the classroom and at home.
IN THIS PRODUCT YOU WILL FIND:
*A detailed description of how I use this product.
*Multiple versions of the overview page that outlines activities and due dates (due dates to be filled in by you).
*Detailed student planning pages that assist them through EACH of the five main activities: Book recommendation, book report, interview of the main character, act out a scene, and video book trailer.
*Peer evaluator rubrics for students to score one another in each activity.
*Teacher rubrics for each activity EXCEPT the video trailer.
*Bulletin board letters and signs
**If you do not have access to technology that will allow your students to create a book trailer, you can edit the document with an activity of your choice that will still allow you to complete this tournament in your classroom.