For your Book Commercial you need to have read a chapter book at home (you may also read this book in class) that is at least 50 pages in length. The book should also be within your Reading Level (RL). It is a book you are just now reading or have just finished reading at home or part of your Home Reading Log assignment. Your Book Commercial includes a project and an oral presentation. Book Commercials will be presented the week of October 24th. A description of each part of this assignment follows below:
Project: The project for this Book commercial is a “Flip Book” in which you create story element cards. You will first be given a story planning worksheet which will help you map out some of the story elements. These will include: 1. Title and Author, 2. Setting, 3. Main Characters, and 4. Problem. The following week you will fill out the second worksheet to complete the rest of the story elements. These will include: 5. Funny or Exciting event, 6. Solution, 7. Ending. These two planning sheets will help you know what to write and illustrate on each story card. The story cards will be handed out after each worksheet has been reviewed. Once you have presented your Book Commercial to the class, your story cards will be bound into a flip book. Oral Presentation: The oral presentation should last for two or three minutes and include explaining and presenting your project to the class. Remember, your strong voice and enthusiasm will convince others to read your book. It is important that you *** practice, practice, practice *** what you plan to say several times. Each time you practice, use the story element cards as a guide. Each card will give you ideas for what you want to say in addition to what is written and drawn on the card. During your presentation, your story element cards will be displayed in front of the class.
Gradingis based on: 1. Assignments are turned in on time;2. Well-written descriptive sentences with correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation;3. Neat, careful, colorful work;4. A presentation that has been practiced.
Assignment Schedule/Due Dates
DATE 9/161. Page 1 Review assignment with a parent or guardian. Begin selecting book (parent or guardian signature)
2. Choose a chapter book for Book Commercial:
DATE 9/29 3. Page 2 of Story Elements Planner Worksheet AND the Title Page of the Story Element Card. DATE 10/64. Page 3 of the Worksheet AND the Setting and Main Character Story Element Cards. DATE 10/175. Problem, Solution, and Ending Story Element Cards AND a funny or exciting event cards. DATE 10/24-286. Oral Presentation.Bring ALLStory Element Cards on the presentation date. Students will sign-up or be assigned a date for their presentation. Parents, thank you in advance for supporting your child through the steps of planning, preparing, reviewing, and practicing for this type of assignment. Your help is most important in helping your child learn how to organize his/her time to meet the assignment deadlines and put forth his/her best efforts. Please remember, it is important that your child to do his/her own work. NOTE: Computer generated work/photocopies are not allowed. Our goal is for every child to feel good about this first long term assignment.Parents please help your child edit their work before turning it in. We are looking forward to the children’s presentations.
THANK YOU, The Third Grade Teachers
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