CHARACTER EDITORIAL ARTICLE: BOOK REPORT PROJECT FOR ANY NOVEL OR SHORT STORY

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Use this final novel or short story project as an alternative to the traditional book report. In this assignment, students will write an editorial for the Literary Times that evaluates a character's actions in any novel or short story. Students will take a firm stance on whether they believe the character was right or wrong in their actions. They will also write a letter to the editor from another character who did not agree with the editorial. 

This project allows students to demonstrate a deep understanding of character by evaluating a character’s actions and words to form a judgement (criticism or examination). They will also formulate a defendable thesis statement and support it with text evidence. They will also introduce claims, acknowledge opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically. 

The best part is that your purchase comes with a hand-drawn video, created by the talented John Spencer, that introduces the assignment to hook students in! Watch the preview video above to get a sneak peek of the video included and download the preview to get a closer look at the assignment instructions, student handout, pre-writing organizers, editing checklists included! There is absolutely no prep required to implement this lesson/assignment!

 

HOW DOES IT WORK?  

• Students watch a hand-drawn video that introduces the assignment to students. This video is highly engaging and will hook your students immediately. Watch the video preview on the product page to get a sneak peek.

• Use the eye-catching PowerPoint presentations to introduce the assignment in more detail to your class and guide you through each element of the project. 

• Use the instructions, student handouts, organizers, and checklists to implement the project.

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MY PURCHASE?  

→ Introductory video

→ Teacher and student instructions

→ PowerPoint to guide the project

→ How to write an editorial handout

→ Writing your thesis handout and organizer

→ Planning your editorial outline sheet

→ Good copy sheets

→ Writing a letter to the editor handout

→ Letter to the editor planning graphic organizer

→ Teacher rubric

 

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