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In Search of the Novel:Teacher-TalkNovel

Subject: Re: Three Book Project

From: Cheryl A. Schober (schober@platteville.k12.wi.us)
Date: Fri Apr 07 2000 - 12:03:44 EDT


Jennifer,
I have a few questions about your Three Book Project:

>For this activity, students
>are allowed to select and register books/dramas from a pre-sanctioned,
>grade level listing .
Is this your list? One put out by another source?

>
>After keeping a journal of their readings, they are asked to construct a
>literary newsletter that addresses key
>elements of the newsletter skills that are taught in the interim, and
>they are asked to respond to various literary
>questions. As this performance based activity also involves an oral
>component (i.e. creating a skit for a
>"hidden scene", or creating an original board game based on one of the
>stories, or creating an original
>commercial ( with music, song or dance) to sell the literary work, I find
>that even the slower readers work
>harder to successfully complete this project.
How long do students have to complete this Three Book Project? Is this
all that the class is working on during this designated amount of time, or
is this project done outside of school?
>
>
>One of the positives, I believe, about the assignment is the grading
>system that accompanies it.
>Usually it generates two grades -- one for the written component and one
>for the oral. As these grades are
>not related to test stress, many students go beyond the directives given.
>
Is the project graded--or is just the presentation of the project graded?
>
>
>The only drawbacks involve the amount of time required for bookkeeping
>and note taking on the part of the
>instructor.
What sort of bookkeeping are you currently doing?

Thanks!
Cheryl


 

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