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WFS - Fourth Grade: Historical Fiction Book Talk

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Capstone MLA Citation

I can correctly write an MLA formatted citation for my book talk book.


Capstone Project Vocabulary

I can identify the correct meaning of an unknown word from my book.

I can identify synonyms or antonyms for the word.

I can correctly use the word in a new sentence or share a picture that shows the meaning of the word.

You must complete at least 10 vocabulary words.

(Example) Scattered- p.127- "When Sally woke up, she saw the deck of cards scattered all around the room." Going in many directions. Synonym: unorganized OR Antonym: organized. The burglar made a mess when he scattered their belongings all over the house.














Capstone Project Documents

Capstone Project Book Review

I can write a book review that states my opinion and contains details justifying that opinion.

I can publish the review in the District Library Catalog.

Book Review

Capstone Comprehension Questions

I can answer comprehension questions that show knowledge of the author's purpose, literary devices, theme, etc.

I can make connections to text, connections to self, and connections to the world.

I can express in writing my own thoughts and opinions about my book. 

I can answer the questions in complete sentences with correct grammar and punctuation.


1. What is the author’s purpose of this book?

Answer: The Author's Purpose of this book is: 

2. List 5 sentences from the book that you liked. Include similes, metaphors, or alliterations. Tell WHY you liked it or WHAT you liked about each sentence. How did it make you feel? What did it make you picture in your mind? What is the simile/metaphor comparing?


1. Sentence from book:

Why I liked it:

2. Sentence from book:

Why I liked it:

3. Sentence from book:

Why I liked it:

4. Sentence from book:

Why I liked it:

5. Sentence from book:

Why I liked it:


3. Give a total of 5 connections: Text-to-Self, Text-to-Text, and Text-to-World from your book. Give at least one example of each connection.

1. Type of connection:

Example from book:


2. Type of connection:

Example from book:


3. Type of connection:

Example from book:


4. Type of connection:

Example from book:


5. Type of connection:

Example from book:

4. Pick one main character from the book and give 3 character traits (not physical) he/she has. Give a specific example of each trait from the book to support your chosen trait.

Character from book:

#1 Trait:
Example from book:


#2 Trait:
Example from book:


#3 Trait:
Example from book


5. Does this story take place in the past, present or future?  Give at least one specific example to show proof of this. (think about technology in the story)


6. What do you think the author’s theme was in this story?


7. What do you think the author’s message/or main idea was in this story? What lesson did you learn? (It must relate to the theme)


8. If you could be a character in your story who would you be? Why?


9.a. What is the setting of the story? (Where does the story take place): forest, farm, desert, ocean, space, castle, city, country, foreign country, home, school, fantasy land, other?


    b. How would a different setting change an important event/s in the story?


10.a. What makes the title of the book a good title?


    b. How does the title of the book connect to something in the story?



    c. If you could title this book something else, what would it be? WHY?



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