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Culminating Lit Circle Project Where you show what you know.
? You have worked collaboratively in your literature circles to develop a deeper understanding of your historical fiction novel. Now you have the opportunity to work independently to show your own understanding. Your task is to create a project that shows your overall comprehension of the key ideas and events of your novel. In addition, you should also show your understanding of the deeper meaning(s) of your novel.
EmPOWER Task Evaluation Your task is to create a project that shows your overall comprehension of the key ideas and events of your novel. In addition, you should also show your understanding of the deeper meaning(s) of your novel.
Rubric Domain/Level of Proficiency ExemplaryProficientDevelopingEmerging COMPREHENSION What it is all about What do I understand about the text? The presenter: relays a strong understanding of key events and ideas from the text relays an understanding of key events and ideas from the text begins to relay an understanding of key events and ideas from the text attempts to relay an understanding of key events and ideas from the text SYNTHESIS What it is all about How and why does it all fit together? The presenter: demonstrates a strong understanding of the deeper meaning(s) of the text demonstrates an understanding of the deeper meaning(s) of the text begins to demonstrate an understanding of the deeper meaning(s) of the text attempts to demonstrate an of the deeper meaning(s) of the text
How to show it: choice board Create a picture book that conveys the plot and meaning of the story. Suggestions: hand drawn, digital sketches or drawings Design a mural that includes your favorite parts of the story and explains the big ideas in the novel. Suggestions: original paintings, photographs or hand drawn or electronic sketches Create a comic strip that highlights the plot of the story and includes the key events and main characters. Suggestions: Sonic Pics, PowToon, Comic Life, Photoshop, or hand drawn comic strip Create a soundtrack for the novel. What songs would you choose? Why? Each song must include an explanation to justify your choice. Suggestions: Why does the song support this scene; How does the song follow one of the book’s themes; How does it help explain what is going through the mind of a character? Other! Record and narrate a book talk that summarizes your novel and highlights what you liked/or didn’t like about the novel. Suggestions: Photo Booth, Imovie, or digital recording Create a game that tests others’ knowledge of your book. Suggestions: Make sure you include an answer key! Create a poem(s) that highlights one of the themes of the novel, explores one of the characters, or perhaps a key event in the story. Write a diary from the perspective of one of the main characters.
Soundtrack My interpretation of this song is that the singer depends on this person to enjoy his life. He would be pretty much lifeless without this person. Without his person, he would suffer from the withdrawal of a part of his life. This song to me shows how Shmuel feels about Bruno. Although unsaid, I feel now that Bruno has come into Shmuel’s life, he has a friend and his life has become worth living again. When he hadn’t met Bruno, he was suffering the Nazi prisoner life which was hard and pointless but now he had a friend he and something worthwhile to look forward to in his day. I think that without Bruno in Shmuel’s, he would once again become a regular prisoner who simply sits on the dirt floor staring into space feeling worthless and trapped. This song also explains how Bruno feels about Shmuel. Since moving to Out-with (Auschwitz), Bruno had hated it. Then he had discovered Shmuel the boy on the other side of the fence. He became friends with Shmuel and didn’t hate life at Out-with (Auschwitz) anymore; instead, he had now had something to look forward to. Life had became more worthwhile for Bruno had a friend now. If he moved away and lost Shmuel, it would have been hard for him to live the rest of his life.
The choice is yours! Helpful hints: Be creative Use details Use your rubric to help you Have you: o Delivered your project in a creative way? o Relayed the most important parts of the book? o Shown your understanding of the book overall? E.g., moods, emotions, settings, author’s intent, etc Due Tuesday, Feb 17 Questions?