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.
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.
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