Having students choose a favorite quote or scene from the book allows them to express which parts of the story resonated with them on a personal level. In this way, students are making a text-to-self connection that demonstrates their understanding of the characters and their development or the themes of the novel. Students can share their storyboards afterwards and have a short discussion about what the quotes mean to them.
Some students may end up choosing the same quote, but have different perspectives. This is always interesting for students to see and can open up a discussion as to how not everyone can read the same lines in the same way based on their own perspectives and personal experiences. Teachers may choose to tell students to keep track of quotes that stood out to them as they read in order to prepare them for this assignment!
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Objective: Create a storyboard that identifies your favorite quote or scene in the story. Illustrate your quote or scene and in the description box, write about its significance to the story and what it means to you.
Requirements: Quote or Scene, illustration, and minimum 2-3 sentences about its significance and what it means to you.
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Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)
Type of Assignment IndividualCommon Core Standards
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