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Activity Overview


Movie posters are a fun way for students to boil down the most important aspects of a novel. After reading My Side of the Mountain, students will create a movie poster that showcases the setting, characters and a chosen scene or overarching themes of the story. Students can include the title and author of the book, a catchy tagline, and a "critic's review" informing the audience why they should go to see the movie and briefly describing the compelling story.

To make this a class assignment, consider giving each student a different chapter or scene to focus on. When students complete their posters, they can be printed out and hung in the classroom. Students should be prepared to present on the choices they made during the creation process.

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Template and Class Instructions

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Due Date:

Objective: Create a "Movie Poster" for the book My Side of the Mountain.

Student Instructions:

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. Identify scenes, characters, items and /or animals appropriate to Tuck Everlasting and arrange them artfully on the poster. You may choose to showcase a particular scene in the book or an overarching theme.
  3. Add the title and author of the book as well as a catchy slogan or tagline.
  4. Add a "critic's review": one to three sentences describing why the audience should see this movie and what is compelling about the story.

Lesson Plan Reference

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/4/2] Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/5/2] Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.

Rubric

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Movie Poster
Pretend that your book is being made into a blockbuster movie! Create a Movie Poster that showcases the setting, character and a chosen scene or overarching theme of the story. Include the title and author of the book as well as a catchy slogan and a "critic's review" informing the audience why they should go to see the movie and briefly describing the story.
Proficient Emerging Beginning
Text
Includes Title, Author, catchy slogan and a 1-3 sentence critic's review that accurately describes the story and why people should go to see the movie.
Missing one element of text.
Missing two or more elements of text.
Illustrations
Illustrations depict a scene or theme of the story with clear visuals including an appropriate scene, character, items, etc.
Illustrations depict a scene or theme from the story but are unclear or incomplete.
Illustrations do not depict a scene or theme from the story.





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