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Novel Study Projects

HOME READING PROJECTS

In our last book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory so much has happened. 

  1. You will choose a project
  2. complete it by: 10 November 2009

If your project is late you will lose 1 mark each day it is late.

Project Rubric (Out of 28)

 

  4 3 2 1
Grammar & Spelling Writer makes no errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content. Writer makes 1-2 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader form the content. Writer makes 3-4 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader fro the content. Writer makes more than 4 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.
Voice
(Using adjective)
Many sensory details, created a colorful, mental image for the reader some sensory details, created a mental image for the reader Few sensory details, not much of a mental image was created for the reader No sensory details (no mental image was created)
Capitalization & Punctuation Writer make no errors in capitalization or punctuation, so the paper is exceptionally easy to read. Writer makes 1 or 2 errors in capitalization or punctuation, but the paper is still easy to read. Writer makes a few errors in capitalization and/or punctuation that catch the reader's attention and interrupt the flow. Writer make several errors in capitalization and/or punctuation that catch the reader's attention and greatly interrupt the flow.
Topic sentence The writer has a clear topic sentence that states the main idea. The writer has a topic sentence that is somewhat clear. The writer has a topic sentence that is somewhat clear but doesn't describe well. The topic sentence doesn't relate to the rest of the paragraph.
Detail sentences The writer has more than 3 sentences that relate to the topic. The writer has 3 sentences that relate to the topic. The writer has 2 sentences that relate to the topic. The writer has 1 sentence that relate to the topic.
Concluding sentence Paragraph has a closing sentence that restates the topic sentence Paragraph has a closing sentence that restates the topic sentence. Paragraph has a closing sentence that uses words from the topic sentence. Paragraph does have a closing sentence, but it does not restate the topic sentence.
Presentation of project Presentation shows considerable originality and inventiveness. The content and ideas are presented in a unique and interesting way. Presentation shows some originality and inventiveness. The content and ideas are presented in an interesting way. Presentation shows an attempt at originality and inventiveness on 1-2 cards. Presentation is a rehash of other people's ideas and/or graphics and shows very little attempt at original thought.

 

PROJECTS:

Project 1:

Willy Wonka sold all kinds of wonderful candy. Come up with a new chocolate bar that he could sell. Design the wrapper for this chocolate bar. Then write a slogan to promote the candy. After you will write a paragraph about the chocolate bar. See our examples below.

Example 1 - The Space Bar

            A space bar tastes out of this world! The bits of marshmallow are surrounded by chocolate.  The chocolate is so sweet and velvety soft that it ripples off of your tounge. Inside each delectable marshmallow you will be surprised by a syrupy, sweet caramel that wants to ooze out of the corners of your mouth.   This is all kept together in bright red packaging so that you can't miss it! Remember that space bars are so good that the taste will send you to space!

 

 

Project 2:

In Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Willy Wonka had a wonderful machine that made bubble gum that turned into a three course meal. Design a machine that Mr. Wonka could use in his factory. After you will write a paragraph about the  machine and what it can do. See page 91 for a description. See our examples below.

 

Example 1 - The Pyramid Candy Machine

 

       The Pyramid Candy Machine is a complicated but useful machine.  It is in the shape of a pyramid.  It is the colour of new metal, shiny and bright.  There are three conveyor belts.  The first conveyor belt takes the candy to the main processing station.  After it has been processed the rounded conveyor belt carries this near finished product to the filling station.  Once filled the 3rd conveyor belt takes it to the packaging station.  This is the prefect machine to be used in tall and long factories that need candy to be moved from one room to another.  Again, the Pyramid Candy Machine is a very useful machine.

Project 3:

Design a golden ticket similiar to the ones Willy Wonka placed inside the candy bars. What could you say on the ticket? Make up your own words.  It should be a paragraph (or 2). See page 19 and 20 for story example.

Example:

 

Congratulations on winning a golden ticket! Hang on to this ticket tight becuase this ticket is very important.  On the 10 November 2009 you will need to come to the main gates of the factory with one other person.  Be sure not to oversleep you must be there before the rooster crows at six in the morning sharp!  When the bell chimes the gates will open.  Mr. Willy Wonka will meet you and take you and the other winners on a spectacular tour of the factory. There is still more.  If you make it to the end of the tour (as it is a long one) then you will win a lifetime supply of WILLY WONKA CANDY!  So remember, the 10 November 2009 six o'clock in the morning.  Don't be late golden ticket winner!

 

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