Reading Project

 AN INDEPENDENT READING PROJECT

PICK A THEME

  1. A novelist
  2. A picture book author
  3. A publisher; e.g. Orca
  4. A Theme; e.g. war, child abuse, runaways, history, autism, friendship, countries of the world, orphans, refugees, survival, fathers and sons, injustice
  5. A country or continent; e.g. Canada, Africa
  6. A combination; e.g. picture books about war; perspectives on conflict in the Middle East as shown in children’s literature; boy/girl relationships through the centuries as shown in novels; fictional perspectives on grief; strong female characters in novels for adolescents; cultural aspects of novels set in India; male characters in novels for adolescents: 1950 – 2010; the role of dragons in children’s literature; the hero’s journey in fantasy novels from five different countries; surviving divorce in Canadian literature; science books for eighth-grade students;  biographies for middle school students; science concepts in graphic novels; reading the classics as graphic novels; learning about geography in mystery novels for adolescents

 

PICK A RANGE

  1. Fiction
  2. Nonfiction
  3. Picture books
  4. A combination

 

COLLECT YOUR BOOKS

  1. Use the online or library computer catalogues.
  2. Make a list of at least 5 books.
  3. Take out what is available.
  4. Request what is not in the library.

 

START READING

  1. Think about what school of literary criticism you want to use.
  2. Create your own school of criticism, if you prefer.
  3. Talk with your teacher and discuss a plan.
  4. Show your teacher your plan for your project.

 

START COLLECTING INFORMATION

  1. As you finish a book, complete a bibliographic entry.
  2. As your finish a book, take notes to use for your project.

 

PLAN YOUR PROJECT FORMAT

  1. A fan book
  2. A hand-stitched book
  3. An essay
  4. A giant mindmap
  5. A series of letters
  6. A 4-minute speech
  7. Other:

 

CREATE YOUR PROJECT!

 

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