This is a multi-step final project for The Cay that develops summarizing skills, assesses reading comprehension of the novel, and allows students to use technology and be creative. First, students learn how to summarize a chapter, using Chapter 10 as a class example (a graphic organizer and checklist are provided). The class divides the chapter into 3 parts and chooses the 3 main ideas from each part. Once they understand this, each student is assigned a chapter to summarize (there are 19 in total- if you have more students, you can assign prequels/sequels to advanced kids). They use the program "Go Animate" to create an animation of their chapter (other free animation programs could be used) A rubric is provided for self/peer assessment. I have also included links to the top 3 animations, which I have uploaded to youtube. Students loved this project and the class can watch each chapter in order as a "movie"!
If you want to see one of the animations before you buy, send me a message and I'll send you the link!