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.
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
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