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Summer Reading Project Choices

Summer Reading Project Choices for Students Entering Grade 5

 

Scrapbook: Create a scrapbook about your novel. Your scrapbook must include pictures and descriptions of the characters, plot (problem and solution) setting and a reflection (Did you like the book? Would you recommend it to someone else?  Why or why not?) and should be at least 4 pages in length. Each page should contain at least 3 pictures (can be hand drawn, printed, or cut from magazines) and a description of each picture (a minimum of 3 sentences per picture).

 

Story Cube: Use a box (or create your own) to tell about your story. You should dedicate one side of your cube to each of the following elements: (1) title, author, and your name, (2) setting, (3) characters, (4) problem, (5) solution and (6) your reflection (Did you like the book? Would you recommend it to someone else? Why or why not?) Your cube should also include at least one picture per side. (Minimum length of each side approximately 6 inches.)

 

Book in a Bag: You must include at least 10 items that represent your book. You must include 3 items to represent the characters, 3 items to represent the plot and 2 items to represent the setting. The remaining 2 items can represent any aspect of the book you choose. You must include a written description of each item, what it represents, and how it relates to the story/book.  (Each item’s description should be a minimum of 2 sentences.)

 

Mobile:  Using a hanger, create a mobile to tell about your novel.  Your mobile must include 8 hanging tags, with shapes relevant to the story.  For example: Honus and Me tags could include baseballs, bats, trading card, mitts, etc. Be sure that the following elements are included: One tag with the title, author, and your name, a second tag with the setting, a third tag should identify the problem, a fourth tag should be used for the solution, a fifth tag should include your reflection (Did you like the book? Would you recommend it to someone else? Why or why not?), and the last three tags should be devoted to describing main character(s) from the novel.  Each tag should contain a minimum of 2 sentences and a picture/illustration on the reverse side.

 

Extra Credit: (Design a T-shirt) Using a plain t-shirt, create a personal reflection of the book you have read.  Be sure to include the story title, author, and your name on the front.  On the back, design a picture that depicts your favorite event from the novel.

 

RUBRIC:

Rubric for Grade 5 Projects

Name: _______________________________________________________

Project: ______________________________________________________

Book: ________________________________________________________

 

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Appearance of the project

The project’s appearance is professional and polished without distractive elements.

The project’s appearance is quite professional and polished with few distractive elements.

The project’s appearance is somewhat poor, some distractive elements.

The project’s appearance is quite poor, many distractive elements.

Content Facts

The project content is exemplary and suggests the student has discovered the important ideas of his/her project.

The project content is good and suggests the student has discovered most of the important facts of his/her topic.

The project content is fair/poor and suggests the student has not discovered most of the important facts.

The project content is poor and suggests the student has not done sufficient research.

Images

All images or models are effective.

 All images or models are effective, but there appear to be too few or too many.

Some images or models are effective.

Too few images or models are used to be an effective presentation.

Style & Organization

Display is interesting and attractive.  Materials are complete and organized to present the idea well.

Display is interesting and attractive.  Materials are complete and organized. Presentation has sequence and plan is evident.

Some parts of the display are interesting. Some materials are complete and organized.  Presentation has some sequence and plan is somewhat evident. 

Display is uninteresting, not tidy.  Materials are incomplete and not organized.  Presentation has no sequence or plan evident.