Book Club response options
Response Options*remember you need to do 3 responses per book
1. Character T-Chart
- describe a character in your book using 3 characteristics Provide 2 pieces of evidence for each characteristic you choose.
2. Conflict Chart
- describe the main conflict and related conflicts in your book. Pick one of them and write about what you would do in that situation.
3. Hmm, What? Wow!
- as you read your book use post it notes to mark parts of the story that made you think (,), made you wonder (?), and made you have a strong reaction (!). Then, write about why those parts of the story made you think,wonder and have a strong reaction.
4. Get in a Character's Head
- choose a character from your book and choose 3 symbols/images and 3 words that you think you might find inside their head. Then write about what you chose to draw and the 3 words you chose and why.
5. Venn Diagram
- compare two things
- here are some suggestions: compare a character's life with your own life, compare an even that happened in the story with a real life event, compare your book with a similar book, or anything else you can think of (check with me if you are unsure)
Here's an example:
6. New Cover Design
- design a new front cover for your book
- similair to your art projects, your new cover design will be marked on creativity, effort and how it relates to the book
- be sure to include a short explanation of your new cover design
7. Advice Column
- pretend you are one of the characters in your book, writing to a newspaper for advice
- write a question from you character's point of view and write a response from an advice columnists point of view
- a good example of an advice column is "Annie's Mailbox". Here's a link to her column http://www.arcamax.com/lifeadvice/anniesmailbox/?pg=1
8. Top 10 List - Top 10 Reasons to Read Your Book
- make a top 10 list of top 10 reasons to read your book
- each reason should clearly relate to your book and be specific
- this response option may be easiest to do once you are finished reading your book
- Here's a link to an example of Top 10 Sheldon Cooper Quotes from The Big Bang Theory http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-sheldon-cooper-quotes.php
- begin to write a sequel that picks up from where your book leaves off
- write a prediction of what will happen in the story next
- you only need to pick one of these options. The main difference is the sequel option should continue to sound like your book where the prediction option is more just your ideas of what you think will happen. Your writing should be about 300 words long. Your writing should be clear about what happens to the main character and why it happens.
10. Book Trailer
- make a one minute long book trailer
- examples made by other students can be found under the "Book Clubs" tab in "Discover the Books"
- the best book trailers are set to music with a brief summary of the story that doesn't give the ending away