Final ELA Projects 2014

by Mrs. Nilsen on May 13th, 2014

2014 ELA Final

Our year studying together is almost over.  Your task is to prove to me that you have gained skills and knowledge in the Language Arts in reading and writing.  You will prove this to me by choosing one of the following four options for your ELA Final this year:

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 10th.  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 10th.  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
  • A written example of the literary element from YOUR BOOK  that explains how the author used it affectively.
  • 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 10th.  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?
 
Option 4 - Online Book Club (Completed in a group – minimum of 2 people)
This option allows a group to create an online way of engaging with a book.  You are to create a blog (using a free online website such as Snappages, Blogger, or Wordpress, etc.) and set up reading due dates through posts.  Each reading due date post should also include one THOUGHTFUL question for the participants to comment on.  Through the different posts, the book club leaders must include questions that speak to at least six literary elements.  The authors of the book club must also participate (even if they’ve already read the book) and answer the questions for each post.  Minimum of 7 posts (an intro post and at least 6 reading due dates – every Monday and Thursday from May 19th to June 2nd) with reading due dates and a question attached.  The blog and reading due dates must be created by May 16th and the book must be completed by Tuesday, June 10th.   See samplebookclub.wordpress.com  for an example.
 
Students must choose between these four options no later than Wednesday, May 14th by detaching and turning in the slip below:
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
I _________________________________  choose ________________________________________ for my ELA Final Project.  I will give it my best effort.  I understand that I will not have a lot of class time to complete this project, especially if I am only reading during class time.  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 _______



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