Part VI: Specific MaterialsPart VI: Specific Materials

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Poster Board Project

(Created by Mrs. Sally Miglio-Doulton)

Criteria for The Great Wide Sea Poster board:

1) Poster board must be a tri-fold in one of the following colors: red, blue, green, yellow or white.

2) The book title and author’s name must be typed using a large point size and creative font.

3) Heading must be on poster:

Your Name:

Class:

Teacher’s Name:

4) Illustrations that show important characters, places, or events

5) An illustration that shows your favorite part of the book.

6) Include two (2) quotes from the book that represent your character. The quotes should be exciting!

7) A message to the author ( 5-10 sentences).  Remember, you will be sharing this message with the author during the videoconference.

8 ) Most of the work will be done on your own time; however, three days of class time will be given for the poster.

9) Due date:  ___________

Your poster board should be creative, clear, informative and colorful. You must be able to explain your pictures and quotes.

PLEASE ASK THE TEACHER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE BEFORE PASTING WORK ONTO THE POSTER BOARD. PLEASE EDIT YOUR WRITING BEFORE PASTING IT ON THE BOARD OR CONSTRUCTION PAPER.


 

Journal Project

(Created by Mrs. Sally Miglio-Doulton)

Some suggestions for your logs:

1) Introduce your character: name, age, interests

2) Describe what you are doing on the boat – your job

3) Feelings (emotional and physical) –  happy, sad, angry, frustrated, hungry, hot, cold, sticky, dirty, tired, etc.

4) Time of day: evening, morning, afternoon

5) Weather and sea conditions

6) Describe what you see: islands, water, fish, animals, other people, boats, shells, sand, etc.

7) Are you missing your mom/wife?  Give examples.

8 ) Do you miss home? School? Friends? Good food? Sports?

9) Describe relationships between the brothers and dad

10) Use some quotes from the book

11) Describe what is currently happening to you in the book

12) Include a sketch or picture that illustrates your entry


Dialectical Journal Project

(Created by Mrs. Sally Miglio-Doulton)

Part I:  Assignment

While reading the book The Great Wide Sea, you will keep a dialectical journal. You will interact with two quotes from each section of the book. You will choose two quotes from “The Boat”, “The Island”, and “Home.” Follow the steps to writing a dialectical journal using the directions below and the attached planning sheet.

Steps to Writing a Dialectical Journal:

1)   Choose an interesting quote that grabs your attention. Write it out exactly as it appears in the book.  Cite the page number in parenthesis.

2)   Establish context in two to three sentences.

3)   Analyze the quote.

4)   Apply the quote to your own life.

Dialectical Journal #1 for “The Boat”—The Great Wide Sea“Finally I put Mom’s picture inside the cover of the book.  I knew no one else would ever open that book, and I liked having her there. I liked her hidden smile.  She felt like my special secret, throbbing just inside the cover, like an engine in idle waiting to shift into gear.” ( p. 26)In chapter six, Ben describes the living accommodations on Chrysalis. Ben begins by describing the limited amount of storage space in his room for the few items he was allowed to bring.  What struck me most was the attention he gave to his mother’s picture…………………………………………..

Part II:  Dialectical Journal Planning Sheet

Quote (with page #)

Context: (What happened before and after this was said)

Analysis: (What does this mean?)

Application: (Apply this to your own life, another piece of literature, a movie, or something in the real world)