A few helpful hints for those attempting this project:
-I did take my example [the Power Point] off my wiki because I noticed kids were straight up copying my work.
-I had to constantly explain that they were supposed to be filling this out as they read. This is why it's a good thing I had those check in days to make sure they were doing that. I finally explained it like this: You're taking notes as you read, like annotating or close reading; you're just doing it on a different sheet of paper for different topics.
-Themes page: Kids were writing LONG paragraphs explaining their themes. I told them they just needed to put several quotes under each theme, and that would tell me if they understood the theme or not.
So here's a few GREAT examples for your viewing pleasure!
She made her own cover look like a newspaper review of her book!!
This is one student's Historical Background page
A student's THEME page
A correctly done Connections page :)
And finally, an overachiever's VOCAB page. They only needed to find & define 12 new words for an A...I think she has like 20!! LOL
So overall, this was a great project and the kids said they liked it :) I hope you enjoyed seeing the kids' work!
Now, as usual, here are my Week 4 outfits :) It was BLAZING hot this week...literally in the 90s...so I wore a few dresses/skirts: