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    School Closure Assignment 3/12-25

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    Independent Reading Project

    Select a book to read (100 pages or more) at or above your reading level and choose ONE project option to complete.  See book list below.


    1. Create a comic (not an option for graphic novels)
      1. Create a short cartoon or comic strip that summarizes your novel or that illustrates an important scene. Include key characters as well as the main problem and solution. Include graphics, narration, speech/ thought bubbles, sounds. and title cell.Include a review a book with recommendation.
    2. Create a diary scrapbook
      1. Create a diary scrapbook for a character in your book with at least 8 entries and 4 artifacts connected to important events.Include illustrations and last entry should be an overall reflection of the character’s experience (infer).
    3. Create a short video clip (2-5 minutes)
      1. An interview - Interview the main character in the book.Include an introduction with background information about the character, questions about key events, overall character experience, message the character wants to convey to the audience, and any other information your audience would find interesting.
      2. A movie trailer or music video – Create a video advertising a film version of the book or music video highlighting major scenes. Include book title and author, key characters – and actors who play them, some key situations in the book (without spoilers), a theme statement and/or key message of the book, with graphics and sound.
    4. Create a poster
      1. Poster should include book title and author, a brief summary, picture of the author (drawn or actual), book rating (out of 5 stars) with explanation, 3 important quotes with page numbers, an important life lesson the book teaches, and 5 memorable events in the main character’s life.
    5. Create a game
      1. Make a board or card game to go with your novel.The game should highlight key characters and events, with thematic illustrations.Game should include pieces and rules needed to play.
    6. Create a timeline
      1. Create an interactive timeline add photos, video, audio and text to explain the timeline of your book sequentially. This can be in any creative form of presentation – a Prezi, poster, PowerPoint, mobile, etc.
    7. Create a music thematic presentation
      1. After reading the book, break it up into 3-5 meaningful section.Create a playlist – selecting pieces of music to capture the feel/tone of each section (one piece of music per section). Create a PowerPoint slide for each section that includes audio of the song, and the following information: description of scene or section of the book, an explanation on why the song/artist fits the section.


    WMS Reading Challenge 2020 Book Titles

    was_squatch meets Project Lit!

    The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater

    All American Boys by Jason Reynolds & Brenden Kiely

    Amina's Voice by Hena Khan

    Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin  Alire Saenz

    Ashes to Ashville by Sarah Dooley

    Before We Were Free by Julia Alvarez

    Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor by Sonia Sotomayor

    Booked by Kwame Alexander

    Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

    Count Down: six kids who vie for glory at the world’s toughest math competition by Steve Olson

    Crossover by Kwame Alexander

    Destination Moon by Richard Maurer

    Does My Head Look Big in This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah

    El Deafo by Cece Bell

    Finding Mighty by Sheela Chara

    A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramee

    Gorilla Dawn by Gill Lewis

    The Great Wall of Lucy Wu by Wendy Wan-Long Shang

    Her Right Foot by Dave Eggars

    Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett Krosczka

    Holes by Louis Sacher

    Hoot by Carl Hiaasen

    How to Fake a Moon Landing: Exposing the Myths of Science Denial by Darryl Cunningham

    Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai

    Internment by Samira Ahmed

    The Journey of Little Charlie by Christopher Paul Curtis

    Keeper by Mal Peet

    Lifters by Dave Eggars

    The Lines We Cross by Randa Abdel-Fattah

    Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

    A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park

    Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

    Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds

    Lu by Jason Reynolds

    Merci Suarez Changes Gears by Meg Medina

    The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis

    Moonstruck: Poems About Our Moon edited by Roger Stevens

    The New Kid by Jerry Craft

    The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani

    On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

    Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga

    Outside In by Sarah Ellis

    Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson

    Pax by Sara Pennypacker

    Phrases of the Moon: Lunar Poems by J. Patrick Lewis

    Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

    Race to Space, Countdown to Liftoff by Erik Slader

    Reaching for the Moon: The Autobiography of NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson by Katherine Johnson

    Refugee by Alan Gratz

    Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez

    Rocket to the Moon by Don Brown

    Safekeeping: a novel of tomorrow by Karen Hesse

    Seven Stories about the Moon: 101 other science poems by Katie Coppens

    Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

    Spooked: How a Radio Broadcast and "The War of the Worlds" Sparked the 1938 Invasion of America by Gail Jarrow

    Stella By Starlight by Sharon Draper

    Strange Fruit: uncelebrated narratives from black history by Joel   Christian Gill

    Sunny by Jason Reynolds

    Symptom of Being Human by Jeff Garvin

    They Called Us Enemy by George Takei

    This Place: 150 years retold by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm et al.

    This Was Our Pact by Ryan Andrews

    Towers Falling by Jewell Parker Rhodes

    Truth as Told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor

    War that Saved My Life by Kimberly B.Bradley

    Watch Us Rise by Lisa Watson

    Where the Streets had a Name by Randa Abdel-Fattah

    Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed




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