Use this as a culminating project for the novel Rocket Boys (October Sky movie) by Homer Hickman. This assignment uses differentiation by letting students choose from a variety of activities that add up to 100 points.Some teachers require students
English Language Arts, Reading, Informational Text
Have your students take a quiz, a la Seventeen Magazine style, to find out which character from The Outsiders they are most like! Print off quiz or project on a smart board. Ten questions with descriptive results. Fun side activity to do when
This is a rubric for a research project connecting the novel Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson, to teenage depression. Students will research depression and post traumatic stress in teenagers and compare it to what Melinda goes through in the novel.
Dinner Menu for any novel; great for a culminating project! Students pick from "Starters," "Desserts," and "Main" assignments that vary in point value. They can pick and choose (at least one from each category) to build up to their 100 points.
As a generic follow up to reading a novel, this Tic-Tac-Toe choice board creates a great way to access knowledge in more than one way. Each Tic-Tac-Toe line includes writing, creativity, and analysis. Perfect for use after reading a novel together
ELA literary terms for word walls, fitting for 9-10th ELA standards particularly, although most literary terms are needed for all upper level English classes. Fifty pages, two words per page, with four additional blank sections for your specific
Included are instructions to a newspaper project for the novel The Outsiders. Students use this activity to reinforce the climax of the novel, the church fire. Students will create a newspaper headline page detailing the event, drawing on past
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Close Reading
Use this activity in conjunction with The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. This activity introduces students to the art of annotating poems for meaning. Students should annotate and paraphrase the poem and then come up with a cohesive, analytical
Chart to compare the good and bad qualities demonstrated by the epic hero, Odysseus from The Odyssey. There is space at the bottom where the student reflects on whether they believe Odysseus to be heroic leader he is made out to be.
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies