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This packet is for Middle or High School level students to engage in activities on any independent reading book Complete with activities, worksheets, rubrics, and projects, this unit packet will save teachers time
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   LIT CIRCLE PROJECT PACKET Monster  , by Walter Dean Myers Nothing But the Truth , by Avi Stargirl , by Jerry Spinelli Whirligig , by Paul Fleischman Lit Circles Grading Guide 1 INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT  (See details on Lit Circles Individual Project  _____/30 points  Assignment handout) Each person should choose ONE assignment from A, B, C, and D and everyone will do E (**Vocabulary Exchange):  A Comic strip at least 4 frames, correct information B Symbol graphic choose 4 objects that are symbolic in the novel; explain them C Character web include descriptions of all characters; be accurate D Story map setting, characters, conflict, plot, theme E **Vocabulary exchange 5 words, definitions, and sentences Note: Item A, B, C, or D will be worth 20 points; Item E is worth 10 points 2 REFLECTION (See details on Lit Circles Project Reflection handout)  _____/20 points  A Write 1-2 pages B Respond to the suggested questions 3 GROUP PROJECT: GROUP GRADE  A Groups should choose ONE: Newspaper, Scrapbook, or Book Capsule  _____/25 points B See separate grading guides 4 GROUP PROJECT: INDIVIDUAL GRADE _____/25 points  A Newspaper, Scrapbook, or Book Capsule B See separate grading guides TOTAL POINTS: _____/100 POINTS   2  LIT CIRCLE PROJECT PACKET – PLANNING GUIDE Student Name: Book Title Author:  1 INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT   Choose ONE of these (A, B, C, or D):  _____/20 points    ______ A Comic strip at least 4 frames, correct information  ______ B Symbol graphic choose 4 objects that are symbolic in the novel; explain them  ______ C Character web include descriptions of all characters; be accurate  ______ D Story map setting, characters, conflict, plot, theme  And do this:  _____/10 points    ______ E **Vocabulary exchange 5 words, definitions, and sentences 2 REFLECTION _____/20 points  ______ Write 1-2 pages: introduction, respond to questions, and conclusion 3 GROUP PROJECT: GROUP GRADE _____/25 points  ______ Circle the project your group has chosen: Newspaper, Scrapbook, or Book Capsule 4 GROUP PROJECT: INDIVIDUAL GRADE _____/25 points If group is doing a Newspaper:  ______ News Article  ______ Option # (Choose #1 - #7) If group is doing a Scrapbook:  ______ 3 Character Pages for ___________________________ (which character?) If group is doing a Book Capsule:  ______ Option # (Choose #1 - #4) TOTAL POINTS: _____/100 POINTS   3  Lit Circle Individual Project Assignment TOTAL POINTS: _______ / 30 Instructions: Choose either Project 1, 2, 3, or 4 below  AND  also complete Project 5: Vocabulary Exchange You will complete these two project assignments as an individual, not a group 1 Comic Strip Directions: Choose an event in the novel that holds the most meaning for the novel, such as a turning point, a character’s decision, or a prediction in the plot line Create an 4-frame comic strip based on the event Be creative, accurate, and neat 2 Symbol: Graphic Organizer Directions: Choose 4 objects in the novel that are symbolic Create a graphic organizer that depicts each symbol Specifically explain the significance of each symbol How does the symbol represent a character or an event? Be creative, accurate, and neat 3 Character Web Directions: Create a graphic organizer (such as a web or map, etc) that includes all of the characters in the novel and identifies their relationship to each other Make sure to identify the characters’ role in the novel as well as a brief description of what each character is like Be creative, accurate, and neat 4 Story Map Directions: Create a story map that illustrates the following elements in the novel: a Setting: Where and when does the novel take place? b Characters: 1 Identify the protagonist; list 3 traits 2 Identify the antagonist; list 3 traits c Conflict: Identify 3 problems and their resolutions d Plot events: Identify 5 events (from the beginning of the novel to the end) e Theme: Write a 1-sentence summary Be creative, accurate, and neat **5 Vocabulary Exchange Directions: Find 5 unfamiliar words in the novel Write the word and the page number Define the word Write an srcinal sentence for each word; underline the word Be creative and accurate