Alternate Book Report: MIND MIRRORS PROJECT
Spring 2014 Grades: 6-12
OVERVIEW: Imagine demonstrating your knowledge of a book or character to your teacher in a form a little different than the typical book report.
TASK: With a partner choose one of the characters from our book you feel you know very well. Draw a picture of the outline of a head and shoulders. Draw the character’s face by decorating it with the following content:
- Two quotes from the character (include pg #s)
- Two original statements from you describing the character.
- Two images from the book.
- Two symbols you feel represent the character.
*Some ways to include these into the drawing is by substituting the eyes for the symbols, ears for the images, etc. Feel free to decorate and represent the character in your own way.
**You may draw some images or print them from the internet. Use the markers and poster paper provided.
Materials Needed: White Poster Paper, Markers, pencils for tracing and writing the words.
Common Core Standards:
Introduce precise, knowledgeable claim(s), establish the significance of the claim(s), distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and create an organization that logically sequences claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence.
Come to discussions prepared, having read and researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence from texts and other research on the topic or issue to stimulate a thoughtful, well-reasoned exchange of ideas.
Use precise words and phrases, telling details, and sensory language to convey a vivid picture of the experiences, events, setting, and/or characters.