Students will choose from a wide variety of novel projects that are all worth a different number of points. Their project points must add up to 100 total points in the end. Students love choice, and this can be used with any novel!
Here are some examples of the projects:
Which character in your novel are you most like? Explain your reasoning. Give examples from the book to support your thoughts. Must be 6-8 sentences long. Worth 10 points.
Explain why the title of the book is a good or bad title. Then, give at least two reasons for your opinion. Next, come up with a new title for the book, and explain why it would be a good title. Must be 5-8 sentences long. Worth 10 points.
Make trading cards for 3-5 of the characters in your novel. Must include a picture and important facts or abilities. Worth 15 points.
Make an obituary for one of your characters. Study some obituaries from your local newspaper, and then write one for the character. Make it funny if you wish. Be sure to use facts about her/his life (from the novel) and her/his death. What will her/his funeral arrangements be? Where should people send flowers or charitable donations? Worth 15 points.
Write an honest letter to the author. Tell them what you thought about the novel. Explain what you liked and what you’d like to see written differently. Ask the author any questions you might have about the story. Must be at least two paragraphs long. Worth 15 points.