2013 ELA Final Project

by Mrs. Nilsen on May 28th, 2013

Weekly ELA News 5/28 - 5/30

Our year studying together is almost over.  For students' final project in ELA, they will strive to prove to me that they have gained skills and knowledge in the Language Arts.   Below I've pasted from the assignment page I gave students today about the project.  I wanted parents to be aware of the expectations and that you should be seeing this paper tonight at home. 


Option 1 – Literary Analysis Paper
This option allows you to use your writing skills and review the literary analysis terms we’ve learned this year.    Papers will be due Tuesday, June 11th.  You are to use one of the books you finished off of my reading list and analyze the literary elements that apply to it.  Explain how the author used at least six literary elements to create a work of art.  Your paper is NOT about whether you liked or disliked the book, rather why it is a good (or bad) piece of literature.  Papers must be a minimum of 500 words, typed, and use the qualities of good writing that we’ve been learning about all year. 

Option 2 – Story Cube
This option allows you to use your art skills and review the literary analysis terms we’ve learned this year.    Story Cubes will be due Tuesday, June 11th.  You are to use one of the books you finished off of my reading list and analyze the literary elements that apply to it.  Explain how the author used at least six literary elements to create a work of art.  Each side of your cube will focus on a different literary element.  Use the following guidelines in the creation of your cube:

·         The Literary element prominently displayed (big font)
·         The definition of the literary element
·         An illustration of some sort that applies to the literary element
·         An example of the literary element from YOUR BOOK
·         Correct spelling, grammar.
·         Colorful, carefully done, looks like a work of art!
·         Student name on at least one of the cube sides

Option 3 – Soundtrack Creation
This option allows you to use your music skills and review the literary analysis terms we’ve learned this year.    Soundtracks will be due Tuesday, June 11th.  You are to use one of the books you finished off of my reading list and analyze the literary elements that apply to it by creating a soundtrack for the movie (should there be one made).  Choose at least six literary elements and choose a song that would represent that literary element for your book.  You must write a paragraph for each song you choose and explain how it applies to the literary element you’ve chosen.    Please include the name of the song AND the artist before the start of your paragraph.  How do the words of your song fit the literary element?  How does the music or instrumental arrangement fit the literary element?

Students must choose between these three options no later than Wednesday, May 29th by detaching and turning in the slip below:

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
I _________________________________  choose ________________________________________ for my 2013 Science ELA Project.  I understand this is my last bit of homework for ELA for the year and will give it my best effort.  I understand that I will not have class time to work on this project (other than May 28th – May 30th).  I’m going to prove to Mrs. Nilsen that I gained skills and knowledge in ELA this year that I’m proud of!
 
Student Signature ____________________  Parent Signature ________________________ Date _______
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………



I look forward to seeing what students create and helping them the next two days in class develop a plan to be successful with this project.  


Posted in 6th Grade ELA Updates    Tagged with Hands-on, Novel study, Art, Technology, Final projects


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