This slideshow allows students to write their own research questions to be answered through a research paper. Teachers can use this slideshow in a mini lesson, and it can be shared with students to use independently as they work.
In this performance task, students are asked to read a fantasy fiction novel and decide whether or not the book should be banned throughout the state. They are to write an argument, to be used at a court hearing, that will decide whether or not
In this performance task, students will read a historical fiction novel and assess it for its historical accuracy. In a writing piece, students will analyze the novel and prove that it is or is not historically accurate. The assignment requires
In this performance task, students are asked to read a mystery novel of their choice, and write a letter to the author, critiquing his/her use of mood in the novel. Students are asked to find five areas in the book where this author can improve.
After reading a realistic fiction novel of their choice, students are asked to convince a Scholastic book editor why the book should be featured in the next book catalog. This performance task assesses a student's knowledge of the genre, while