Literacy Project
The Project:

2nd 9 Weeks Digital Project for 5th Grade


 dive into a Book

Your task is to choose a novel you have not read.  Ms. Walton needs to approve your text. 

As you read, you will create a blog in your Weebly page that should be shared with your classroom teacher and Ms. Walton.  Your blog needs to include the title of the book, author of the book, and dates of entries.  You will choose a question to respond to.  Your response should be 4-6 sentences long.  Be sure to restate the question you chose in the first sentence of your entry.  You will make an entry after each chapter you read. 
This book could be read for your nightly reading, during independent reading time in your classroom or during Media time.  Your entries may be written as part of your morning work or at home if you have internet access.  You will have three weeks to finish your book.   It is due December 16th.
When you begin your book, you will need to figure out a pace for yourself indicating how many pages you will need to read each day.  You should be reading at least 10 pages a day.  Upon completion of the book (by December 14th), you will have at least 2 class periods to complete your Weebly book blog page.  
Questions for Blogging-choose one each time you blog.  You may try a variety of questions! 
  1. Who are the main characters?  Cite evidence to prove it.

  2. What is the setting?  Cite evidence.

  3. When does the story take place?  How do you know?

  4. What is the theme?  Cite evidence to prove it.

  5. Cite evidence to show that a specific character is changing.

  6. What is the purpose of the text?  Cite evidence.

  7. Locate a sentence, phrase, or paragraph that persuades.  Cite evidence to explain how.

  8. Locate a sentence, phrase, or paragraph that informs.  Cite evidence to explain how.

  9. Locate a sentence, phrase or paragraph that entertains.  Cite evidence to explain how.

  10. Locate a sentence, phrase, or paragraph that describes or explains something.  Cite evidence to explain how.

  11. Find a new word.  How did the author use the word?  What do you think the word means?  

  12. Find an example of figurative language.  How did the author use figurative language?  What is the purpose of the figurative language?

 13.  Choose a word you are not familiar with.  Are there any clues around the word that can help you determine its meaning? 
14.  Locate a simile/metaphor – what does the author compare?  How Does the comparison help you understand the situation better?
15.   How would the story or chapter be different if another character was telling the story?   Explain using examples from the text.
16.  What was the main conflict of the story or chapter?   What details did the author give to help solve the conflict?