Project Options for Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Projects will be due on ____________ All projects should have a title that is not the title of the book. Use a project heading on all project options (bottom right hand corner). Do NOT use pictures from the movie or book covers in or on any of the project options! These projects will also be graded on aesthetics and neatness. You may not just print out pictures from the internet. For each project option, consider the theme of the novel, the setting, the characters, the conflict, and the climax. a) Create a video movie trailer for Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. The trailer must emphasize what you consider to be the most important aspects and events of the book in a linear and coherent way. A written explanation as to why specific scenes were selected for the trailer must be included. The explanation should explain why the scenes are essential to include. Make sure that the trailer can be played on a PC. The trailer should be no less than a minute and a half and no longer than three minutes. b) Create a scrapbook of significant items, objects and/or events in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. There must be at least eight items included. Devote one page to each item (which should contain more than just a picture of the item) and its significance. Each item must have a detailed caption (paragraph) explaining the significance of the item in the story. c) Create a self-help book. Select at least eight quotations from Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry which teach a life lesson. Devote one page to each quote, explaining who said it, the context within the book, and the greater life lesson it is teaching. There must be quotes involve interactions with at least four different characters included. In your explanation, make sure to explain how this advice could help a person in the world today. d) Create a soundtrack for Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. The soundtrack should include a cd cover and at least six songs. For each song you should discuss why the song was selected. How do the song lyrics relate to the story, how it is related to the book, lyrics, feeling/ emotion, etc. Each song choice explanation must be at least a paragraph. Please attempt to make the project appear as much like a CD with a CD case as possible. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Project Rubric 4 Completeness Creativity/ Complexity All requirements for the All requirements for the specific task chosen have task chosen have been been met completely in a met as described on the well-developed manner. assignment sheet. Project ideas are creative Project ideas demonstrate and complex. Student goes some creativity beyond beyond the assignment assignment parameters parameters to create a and are developed fully. unique product. Depth/Accuracy A variety of accurate details are used to demonstrate an insightful, in-depth interpretation of the entire book. Visual Appeal Extra effort evident. Project is neat and visually appealing. Writing is well-organized and demonstrates thorough command of all the conventions of written English. Clear evidence of revision and proofreading. Written Expression Comments: Grade: _______ 3 Accurate details are used to demonstrate a complete reading of the book with some interpretation beyond the literal. Project is neat and visually appealing. Writing is organized and demonstrates a general command of the conventions of written English. 2 1 Most requirements for the task chosen have been met. Minor elements are incomplete or missing. Product meets only the surface design requirements without any additional creative elements. Ideas demonstrate limited complexity. Minor inaccuracies indicate an incomplete or solely literal reading of the text. Limited details used. Important requirements for the task chosen have not been met. The task is incomplete. Product follows assignment requirements to the bare minimum. Ideas are simplistic, meeting the bare minimum. Project is adequate without demonstrating effort at visual appeal. Writing indicates a limited command of the conventions of written English. More revision and proofreading needed. Project appears sloppy and rushed. Little effort demonstrated. Writing lacks organization. Many errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Many inaccuracies indicate a partial reading and inadequate understanding of the text. Lack of details.
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