(PBL) The Stories of the Macabre

(PBL) The Stories of the Macabre
(PBL) The Stories of the Macabre
(PBL) The Stories of the Macabre
(PBL) The Stories of the Macabre
(PBL) The Stories of the Macabre
(PBL) The Stories of the Macabre
(PBL) The Stories of the Macabre
(PBL) The Stories of the Macabre
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Common Core Standards
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5 MB|10 pages / 36 slides
Product Description
This is a rigorous, complex, and student-directed Project-based learning lesson. Students will be creating a publishable book on an original macabre subject of their own choosing. Once students have created their own macabre story, they will design, develop, and illustrate that story using the Internet-based program, Shutterfly.

This product contains all the information you need, including the actual project, a series of PowerPoint notes, all the worksheets needed to monitor progress, and all the appropriate rubrics needed to evaluate and assess.

This project will take approximately: two weeks (10 days) to accomplish


Here is what is included with this PBL:

1. READ ME FIRST! (Teacher instructions and advice for this PBL).

2. Stories of the Macabre: the complete assignment (in PDF format).

3. Stories of the Macabre (Notes): in PowerPoint format).

4. The Publishing Rubric (six total-in PDF format):
-Image Choice

5. The Work Ethic Rubric (in PDF format).

6. Weekly Writer’s Log (in PDF format).

7. “What’s the Plan?” (in PDF format).

8. Student Self-grading & Evaluation (in PDF format).

9. Teacher Response to Scores (in PDF format)


Reading Informational Text: Key Ideas and Details

Writing: Text Types and Purposes
W.3.: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

W.4.: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.)

W.6.: Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas efficiently as well as to interact and collaborate with others.

Writing: Range of Writing
W.10.: Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two).

Language: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
L.5.: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings. Interpret figures of speech (e.g. verbal irony, puns) in context.

Total Pages
10 pages / 36 slides
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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