• Incoming Grades 5-8 Summer Reading Project Guidelines

    Incoming 5th – 8th Graders: Summer Reading Project

    Summer 2018

     Directions: Students have the opportunity to complete one (1) of the projects below for extra credit. Projects will be graded by your Language Arts teacher. Based on how well you complete your project, you will earn 10 points, 15 points, or 20 points that can be added to one (1) Language Arts test grade in the first marking period. This extra credit assignment should be handed in by Friday, September 7, 2018.

    Project 1: PowerPoint or Prezi Presentation

    • Students who choose this option will create a PowerPoint or Prezi based on one (1) of the books they read.
    • The PowerPoint or Prezi should consist of at least 8 slides/frames focusing on the following areas:
      • Fiction:
        • Title & Author (5 points), Characters (5 points), Setting (5 points), Problem (10 points), Summary of the Events (15 points), Solution (10 points), Theme (Author’s Message) (15 points), Book Recommendation (Would you recommend this book? Why/why not?) (15 points)
      • Nonfiction:
        • Title & Author (5 points), Main Idea of the Book (10 points), Details: Who? What? Where? When? Why? How? (Break down into multiple slides/frames) (50 points), Book Recommendation (Would you recommend this book? Why/why not?) (15 points)
    • The slide show/Prezi content should be accurate and presented in a logical order with appropriate images. There should not be any spelling or grammar errors. (20 points)
    • In September, students will be expected to present their PowerPoint or Prezi presentation to their class.

    Project 2: Oral Presentation

    • Students who choose this option will prepare an oral presentation based on one (1) of the books they read.
    • The oral presentation must include the following areas:
      • Fiction:
        • Title & Author (5 points), Characters (5 points), Setting (5 points), Problem (10 points), Summary of the Events (15 points), Solution (10 points), Theme (Author’s Message) (15 points), Book Recommendation (Would you recommend this book? Why/why not?) (15 points)
      • Nonfiction:
        • Title & Author (5 points), Main Idea of the Book (10 points), Details: Who? What? Where? When? Why? How? (50 points), Book Recommendation (Would you recommend this book? Why/why not?) (15 points)
    • To prepare for the oral presentation, the student should prepare note cards on the areas mentioned above. The note cards will be submitted to the teacher after the presentation. The student should rehearse their presentation to build up their fluency and oral presentation skills. (20 points)
    • In September, students will be expected to give their presentation to their class.

    Project 3: Create a Game

    • Students who choose this option will create a game based on one (1) of the books they read.
    • The format of the game could be a board game style (example: Monopoly or Life) or quiz game style (example: Jeopardy).
    • Students are encouraged to be creative; however, the game must include comprehension questions and vocabulary questions. Correct answers should be recorded on the back of the playing cards.
    • Example #1: The student could create a Jeopardy-type game board with 20-25 questions about the book, ranging from easy to difficult for different dollar amounts.
    • Example #2: The student could create a game board with spaces to travel around the board. Players could select a question from a deck (created by the student) to answer. If the player answers correctly, he/she could roll a die to travel across the board.
    • In September, students will be expected to present the game to their class.
    • Students will be graded on the following criteria:
      • Game board: colorful, creative, and neatly put together - (40 points)
      • Comprehension/Vocabulary questions with answers - (40 points)
      • Well-written, clear directions for playing the game - (20 points)

    Extra Credit Points

    90-100 on Project = 20 Extra Credit points

    80-89 on Project = 15 Extra Credit points

    70-79 on Project = 10 Extra Credit points

    Below 70 on Project = 0 Extra Credit points

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