Choice Projects for IR and Achievement Points:1. Write a story (a prequel, sequel, character sidebar, a new character observing the story, a different protagonist, from the antagonists POV, 3rd person Omniscient, 1st person, etc.)
2. Create a book of poems
3. Create a storyboard with important scenes from the novel
4. Create a character foldable
5. Create an alternate book cover including dust-jacket summary and quotes from classmates.
6. Create a Quote Collage
7. Write and perform a short interview scene with one of the characters from the novel.
8. Create a model of an important setting from the novel and include a short description card to explain its significance. Use legos, minecraft, google draw, clay, action figures, etc. The sky’s the limit.
9. Create a timeline of events from the story.
10. Create a newspaper with events, advertisements and announcements that might have been published during the time of the novel.
11. Create a mock “News Broadcast” with stories about your novel. Either film it or perform it for the class.
12. Act out a scene of significance and explain, in writing, why you chose this scene.
13. Create a video project. (movie trailer, interview, documentary)
14. Create an image slideshow set to music.
15. Retell a scene from the story from another character’s point of view.
16. Compare/ Contrast one of the characters in the novel to a character from another novel we have read.
17. Do a plot outline with icon pictures for each event.
18. Create a graph of parallel episodes within the novel.
19. Connect the content of the book to another academic content area such as: Science, history, math. Explain the examples of these subjects found in the novel.
20. Create a travel brochure relating to the settings in the novel.
21. Create a virtual tour of the important locations in the story using google maps.
22. Create a setting box with characters from an important scene. Use Dialogue and details to show understanding.
23. Reader’s theater performances.
24. Performances of a "lost scene" from the book.
25. Read-alouds of key passages (with discussion, visual aides and commentaries)..
26. Panel debates.
27. Reader-on-the-street interviews (live or videotaped).
28. Report on the author's life and connections to the story with examples from the text.
29. Create and explore a new character for the book.
30. Collages representing different characters.
31. A piece of artwork-painting, sculpture, poem, mobile, collage, diorama-interpreting the book.
32. An original skit based on the book.
33. An advertising campaign for the book.
34. Diary of a character.
35. Letter recommending the book to the acquisitions librarian.
36. Impersonation of a character (in costume, with props).
37. Interview with the author (real or fictionalized).
38. Create a social media page for a key character. Include posts, friends, facts, profile, sites they like, etc.
39. Letters to (or from) a character.
40. The story rewritten for younger kids as a picture book.
41. Plan a party for all the characters in the book.
42. A song or a dance about the book.
43. Family tree of a key character.
44. Gravestone and eulogy for a character.
45. A puppet show or digital character presentation about the book.
46. Choose a non fiction topic related to the book and explore it with insights from and connections to the story.
47. Create a connections chart in bubbl.us or popplet.
48. Create an infographic with important facts, quotes, data, info from the book.
49. Make a website for you story, or a character from your story.
50. make a word collage wordle for your book. and explain your thoughts/ reflections on the word sizes.
51. Create a blog for your favorite character.
52. Create a graphic novel of the most significant scenes in the book.
53. Create a google story involving 3-4 of the character, use actual dialogue from the book.
54. Create a series of memes for your story/ characters.
55. Choose a scientific or historical aspect of the book and explore with a science or history fair project.NO thanks:
Powerpoints, summaries, drawings. These may be good components of other projects, but are not good candidates for thoroughly exploring your understanding of the book.