This lesson plan, titled "The Microblog Project," is perfect for secondary teachers looking for a fun and interactive way for students to showcase their ability to analyze characters in ANY novel. This lesson plan is currently set for 9th and/or 10th graders, but can be successfully executed by secondary students from any grade! This is a fun way for students to put themselves in the minds of the characters they are reading about. This project is especially great for classes with students who are interested in art, photography, and/or social media.
Common Core Standards:
Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone while attending to the norms and conventions of the discipline in which they are writing.
Develop the topic with well-chosen, relevant, and sufficient facts, extended definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples appropriate to the audience's knowledge of the topic.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
Use precise words and phrases, telling details, and sensory language to convey a vivid picture of the experiences, events, setting, and/or characters.
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology's capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically.