Student computers were collected a little early this year, so our final assignment for Language Arts needed to be analog. Below is what we asked students to do and a picture of some of the results.
Imagine that the books that you’ve read independently this year have been part of a reading journey. Perhaps you traveled quickly or just plodded along. Maybe your journey had stops and starts. It might have gone smoothly and then suddenly hit a snag.
You final assignment for LA this year is to write a postcard recounting your journey and offering advice for future travelers. You’ll have today and a shortened class on either Tuesday or Wednesday to complete the postcard.
Your postcard should name at least the three required books and their authors that you chose for IR and others if you would like. It should also address the following with specific examples.
• What has been the favorite part of your journey (book you read, genre, place to read, etc)?
• What challenges have you encountered along the way?
• What recommendations (either specific books or strategies) do you have for future travelers (next year’s eighth graders)?