Passion Project for Independent Reading, grades 6-10

Grade Levels
7th - 10th, Homeschool
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Engage, empower, and excite your grades 6-10 students with this editable passion project for independent reading. A passion project for independent reading is a project that reflects students' understanding of their novel and taps into the things that bring students happiness. I have never seen my students so excited to do an independent reading project!

For example, if art brings your student joy, that student can create a masterpiece that reflects the development of major themes in his or her novel. If being in a workshop brings your student joy, that student could build a structure that reflects the setting of the novel.

This passion project is standards based. Students choose one standard and one book as their project focus. They complete a project proposal, design a standards-based rubric, and plan a calendar of deadlines.

The passion project culminates with students presenting or sharing their project in a gallery walk. A reflection exit ticket is also included.

This project includes:

- Detailed lesson plans

- PowerPoint to guide students and teachers through lessons

- Pacing guide calendar

- Student created rubric with instructions

- Reading Standards list to help students design their projects

- Project Proposal

- Passion Project Brainstorming Graffiti Wall full size bulletin board

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Total Pages
25 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
1 month
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