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Use this final novel or short story digital Google project as an alternative to the traditional book report. In this project, students will write a found alternate ending to the novel or short story they just read. They will then assume the role of a world-renowned literary professor eager to share their thoughts about how the new ending impacts the characters and theme of the story.

The digital reading project allows students to demonstrate a deep understanding of theme. They will learn the proper process of writing a thematic statement and will apply this to both the original and alternate text. they will also practice narrative writing skills and imitating the author’s voice in rewriting the resolution of the story.

This is a Google resource and students complete all the work on the computer. This works well with distance learning, 1:1 classrooms, remote teaching, Google Classroom, or online education. 

The best part is that your purchase comes with a hand-drawn video, created by the talented John Spencer, that introduces the project to hook students in! Watch the preview video to get a sneak peek of the video included and download the preview to get a closer look at the instructions, planning slides, and student information slides included! There is absolutely no prep required to implement this digital project with your students.



• Students watch a hand-drawn video that introduces the project to students and explains the historians’ discovery of the original edition, and informs them of their objective as the literary professor. 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 Google Slides presentation to introduce the assignment in more detail to your class and guide you through each element of the project. 

• Use the instructions, student information slide, planning slide, and good copy slides to implement the project.




→ Introductory video

→ Instructions

→ Google Slides to guide the project

→ Thematic Statements student slide

→ Writing a Thematic Statement graphic organizer

→ Writing the Alternate Ending Planning Slide

→ Good copy slides

→ The Professor’s Analysis reflection assignment

→ Teacher rubric


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The videos and resources in this resource are for single-classroom use and are not to be uploaded to an open website in any format without permission from the creators. Please contact if you require more information.