ELA students complete multi-faceted book reports

ELA students complete multi-faceted book reports
Posted on 04/25/2019
Students holding book report projectsStudents in Mrs. McDonald's fifth-grade ELA classes at Martin Road Elementary School recently completed a multi-faceted book report project.

In order to successfully complete the project, students followed parameters set by a scoring rubric. First, students self-selected a nonfiction book about an historical event. Next, students created a diorama about the event, which is a three-dimensional figure used to creatively express a student's understanding about a specific subject. Finally, students wrote a speech, which they gave while presenting their diorama to the class.

Following the presentation, classmates asked questions and provided feedback to the student about their presentation. Students presented on topics such as the Great Fire of Chicago, the Titanic, origins of the First Thanksgiving, September 11th, a Theory on the Extinction of the Dinosaurs, and the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Pompeii.

Students holding book report projects
Above: Front row (from left to right) -- Elaina Uhrinek, Mohammed Alderwish, Atheer Sharian, Joseph Haj. Back row (from left to right) -- Matthew Bowes, Sanna Young, Mariah Moung, Antonio Acevedo.
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