|Month||Genre & Description||Mission||Due Date|
|Sept.||Student Choice||Create a Character: Make a stand-up version of your favorite character in the book. On the back list the characteristics of that character and tell what happened to this character throughout the story. You must also write a brief 5 point summary. (see backside)||Fiday, 9/30|
|Oct.||Traditional Literature - Stories that are passed down from one group to another in history. This includes folktales, legends, fables, fairy tales, tall tales, and myths from different cultures.||TV or Radio Commercial: Create a TV or radio commercial that makes us readers excited about a book, author, series, or genre. As you present be sure to show the cover of the book, start with a good lead, tell the author, title, genre, library location, series, etc., explain why you chose to share the book, tell a little about the book, but don't give away the secrets. You must also write a brief 5 point summary.||Friday, 10/28|
|Nov.||Science Fiction - A type of fantasy that uses science and technology (robots, time machines, etc.)||Bookmark: Design a bookmark featuring the main characters in the main setting of your book. Be sure to identify each character and show how the character(s)) changed from the beginning of the book to the end of the book. a bookmark for the book, drawing a character on the front, giving a brief summary of the book on back after listing the title and author. Summary too!||Wednesday, 11/30|
|Dec.||Realistic Fiction - A story using made up characters that could happen in real life.||Point of View: Choose a character from your book, dress up as that character and retell the story from that character’s point-of-view. A brief 5 point summary needs to be done too.||Thursday, 12/22|
|Jan.||Historical Fiction - A fictional story that takes place in a particular time period in the past. Often the setting is real, but the characters are made up from the author's imagination.||Timeline: Create a timeline that includes pictures of all of the events that occurred in your story. Write captions for each drawing so that the illustrations can be understood by someone who did not read the book. Be sure to include a picture that shows the main character(s)), setting, problem, solution and ending. Please don't forget the 5 point summary.||Tuesday, 1/31|
|Feb.||Mystery - A suspenseful story about a puzzling event that is not solved until the end of the story.||Movie Poster: Imagine that your book is being made into a movie. Design a Movie Poster that is PERSUASIVE; you want people to come see the movie. Be sure to include the main character(s), setting and main event. Include a scene or dialogue from the book in the layout of the poster. You can check out movie posters at one of our theaters for inspiration. 5 point summary needs to be turned in as well.||Tuesday, 2/28|
|March||Autobiography or Biography - A story of a real person's life that is either written by the person or another person.||Newscaster: Become a newscaster reporting the story of the person you read about as if that person has just suddenly become famous. Be sure to tell who the person is, his/her childhood, some major events that helped shape him/her into who he/she became and his/her major accomplishments (What made him/her famous?). 5 point summary too!||Thursday, 3/22|
|April||Poetry - Verse written to create a response of thought and feeling from the reader. It often uses rhythm and rhyme to help convey its meaning.||
Poet Extraordinaire: After reading your book of poetry, do some of the following: 1) Do an oral reading; 2) Write an original poem; 3) Act out a poem; 4) Display a set of pictures which describe the poem; 5) Write original music for the poem; or 6) Add original verses to the poem.
You must include a brief 5 point summary.
|May||Fantasy- A story including elements that are impossible such as talking animals or magical powers. Make-believe is what this genre is all about.||Rock/Rap Star: Imagine that you are a rock/rap star, write and perform an original song that tells the story of the book. Pleaes include the 5 point summary as well.||Friday, 5/25|