I am home enjoying a day off a school! Happy President's Day!
Today I want to share a great reading project my students completed after finishing up the novel No Talking by Andrew Clements.
As soon as I told my students we were going to be working on an Instagram-type activity they were hooked! This project was not like your everyday book report. This project required higher-order thinking skills such as using text-based evidence and making inferences.
There are two types of activities in this pack. One is a character based project and the other is plot based. We used the plot project. The plot project is created through the point of view of one of the characters. Students start by creating a character profile, then create scenes on setting, main events, problem, and resolution. Each of these sections require students to put themselves in the characters shoes and think about what that character might say and do in order to create questions and #hashtags about specific story events.
Here are a couple pictures of a completed project so you can get a better idea.