Optional Nonfiction Project
This project is for those students who wish to show mastery of the following standards:
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4: Write informative texts to convey ideas; select, organize, and analyze content.
6: Use technology to produce writing, interact with others, and cite sources.
7: Draw evidence from texts to support written analysis.
8: Command the conventions of standard English grammar, usage, and vocabulary.
Final product: A 5 paragraph essay or an 11 slide presentation on a holiday tradition. Student must interview someone for this, as well as use an outside source such as a book, website, or magazine.
1st paragraph - Introduction to your topic
2nd paragraph - 1st main idea
3rd paragraph - 2nd main idea
4th paragraph - 3rd main idea
5th paragraph - conclusion
1st slide - title
2nd slide - 1st paragraph
3rd slide - image
4th slide - 2nd paragraph
5th slide - image
6th slide - 3rd paragraph
7th slide - image
8th slide - 4th paragraph
9th slide - image
10th slide - 5th paragraph - conclusion
11th slide - Works cited in proper format
- Pick a tradition that you are interested in such as Hanukkah, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Ramadan or whatever you choose and research the topic.
- Interview someone about this tradition, you can ask any questions that you want. The information you uncover has to be included in the essay somehow.
- Write a 5 paragraph essay about the tradition, including the interview, as well as the sources you used. Or create a mini presentation about it - 11 pages total.
- You must have a works cited page attached to the 5 paragraphs or the presentation.
January 16th - or sooner - late projects will not be accepted since this is an optional project to help you show mastery.