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Ms. Blackburn's Language Arts: You Choose Book Project

Due Dates

Pick book by: Dec. 1 and 2

Read books by: Dec. 15th and 16th

Class work day for printing: Dec. 11th and 12th

Poster work day: Dec. 15th and 16th

Posters due: Dec. 17th and 18th

Presentations on: Dec. 17th and 18th



LA 8.1.6b Identify and analyze elements of narrative text.


LA 8.3.1b Demonstrate and adjust speaking techniques for a variety of purposes and situations

LA 8.3.1c Utilize available media to enhance communication



Assignment Directions

  1. Pick a book of your choice
  2. Read the book and take notes on the graphic organizer
  3. Create a poster to go with your novel
  4. Present your novel project to peers and teacher

Step One: Picking A Book

Pick a book that has the following qualifications:

4th grade reading level or higher

80 pages or longer

fictional book

A book you haven't read and no one else has chosen

Step Two: Read and take notes

As you read your book, you will need to take notes on the five elements of narrative text. These are plot, setting, characters, conflict, and theme. You will need to include page numbers for text evidence. The worksheet can be found on this page.

Step Three: Poster

You will be making a trifold poster to present to your peers and teachers. We will display the boards in the library for presentation day. See the worksheet on this page for poster expectations and rubric.

Step Four: Presenting

You will be graded on your speaking techniques during your presentation. Please see the attached rubric on this page for expectations.


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