This is a project which wraps up many of my novel studies. Students are assigned chapters from the novel they are reading for the year. They then create a diorama that best depicts the main message of the chapters they have been assigned. On presentation day(s), we begin retelling the story from Chapter One till the end. It's a great project to help students work through different cognitive skills as prescribed by Bloom's Taxonomy. They read, they understand, they analyze and they create.
Some photos of my students' work are enclosed. If you have any questions, feel free to write me. Two rubrics are also enclosed. Depending on the novels we read and based on the fact that ESL does not receive much time on the weekly schedule, I allocate 3 weeks for students to work on this at home. I take one class period to explain the Project Information sheet and rubric AND I show off student samples from previous years.
Presentations generally take 2 full hours altogether (which for me means, a week worth of classes)