A fun way for students to express their understanding of a story, its themes, and main characters, is to create a movie poster. As students read The Giver, they will start to see recurring imagery and themes. Have them create a movie poster, complete complete with a title, casting, and an image that conveys important information from the story.
When students complete their posters, they can be printed out and hung in the classroom and you can have a class discussion on why students chose to create the poster they did.
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Create a movie poster that evokes the theme, story, and other relevant information about The Giver.
(You can also create your own on Quick Rubric.)
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 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.