Stargirl and Lit Circle Projects

I recently blogged about the literature circles I was doing in my classroom. Students were grouped in ability level and read three different books: Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli, The Skin I’m In by Sharon Flake and Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. We recently ended the unit and I wanted to share some of the amazing book projects they put together.

I gave students a choice for projects including making a fake Facebook, doing journal entries as one of the characters, a book cover, a collage, scrapbook, power point or Prezi presentation…and many more. There was even a choice to do an essay and one student picked that!

Here are some of the good ones:

A student’s Prezi– Prezi is a great tool for presentations if you haven’t already seen it.  It’s more interactive than power point and allows you to zoom in, show relationships between ideas, and embed pictures and video. Take a look at the Prezi my student did on symbolism in Fahrenheit 451.

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Awesome collage!!

 

 

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Stargirl scrapbook

 

Awesome job!!

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Facebook project

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More scrapbooks

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Students did a great job! I love projects like these to assess their understanding of a book rather than giving a pencil and paper test.

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17 thoughts on “Stargirl and Lit Circle Projects

  1. Life's a Bowl

    Aw, all of their projects look awesome! I miss that about teaching – seeing all of my student’s work… And the silly pictures they used to draw for me 😛

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  2. di @ life of di.

    What great work 🙂 I love Prezi! It helped me so much in college and I feel like people were still trying to figure out what it was. Are the kids using it a lot these days?

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  3. Caitlin

    thank you for sharing this! the collages are awesome and i love that your class is reading 2 books i’ve read, stargirl and farhenheit. i loved the first and read it on my own but didn’t like the second probably because i had to read it in class and was made to do so…classic teen behavior!

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  4. Monica Phillips

    Do you happen to have the project requirements for sale on TPT? I am really want to bring out the creativity with my students and use some of your project based ideas.

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