– Listen to the explanation of how to
complete the assignment and see the example
in English class.
– Get a nonfiction book about a
sport/hobby or a
biography/autobiography. It is up to you
to sign out a book from the library and have
it approved by Mrs. Massaroni by Friday
February 24th. (This counts as a homework
assignment. If you do not have your book
approved you will lose 5 points on your
– Read your entire novel as soon as
– Begin writing your assignment. The
assignment is to create a total of six short
answer questions consisting of three
graphic organizers, and three
extended responses. Once you have
created all six questions, you will be
answering them completely and correctly.
(Remember the six questions words are:
who, what, when, where, why, and
Short Response Question Requirements:
These three questions should be ones
that someone might ask about the
person/sport/hobby, and must include
one of the question words listed above. Each
of these questions should be a two part
question and therefore have a two part
response. All of these responses must have
Do not use any first person pronouns (I, me,
my) in the questions, or in your responses.
The beginning of each question must satisfy
one of the six question words listed above.
is Thomas Edison, and what impact did he
have peoples’ lives? Use details from the
book to support your answer.
(You will provide lines for your response)
Be sure to make your question word bold.
Graphic Organizer Question Requirements:
three questions must be in
graphic organizer form. Again you are
required to create a two part question
in a chart. You will be instructed in
class as to how to create this chart in
a word document.
Please keep in mind you do not need
complete sentences to fill in the
choosing a question for each column of
the graphic organizer it is important to
keep in mind that there should be a
connection between the question in
the first column and the question in the
are some of Thomas Edison’s inventions
utilized, and how do they make our lives
easier? Fill in the chart below with details
from the book to support your answer.
are some of Thomas Edison’s
How do they make our lives easier?
Provides us with the ability to work
Keeps us safe while walking or
driving at night
Home and at work
Instant communication with others
sure to make your question word bold.
** Note: In the two examples above, (one
short answer response and one graphic
organizer,) the “who” and the “where”
questions have been addressed. Since these
two have been used, the only ones remaining
are what, when, why, and how.
– Type up the final copy of your project.
Before printing it out, please be sure to
use the rubric to check that you have done
all that you can to get the highest grade
– Hand in the final copy of your project by
Monday, March 19, 2012.
*Notice correct wording of these types of
questions and answer and be sure to use the
same/similar format for yours.
Rubric for Nonfiction Project
Questions are created correctly
Six questions created correctly
Five questions created correctly
Four questions created correctly
Three or fewer questions created
Questions are answered completely
Six questions answered completely
Five questions answered completely
Four questions answered completely
Three or fewer questions answered
Project is typed
Conventions: grammar, spelling,
punctuation, word usage, and
capitalization are done correctly
There are no more than five errors
There are six to ten errors in
There are eleven to fifteen errors
There are sixteen or more errors in
Quarter 4: Book
Due Date: Monday
Reminder! For each day the project is late,
10 points will be deducted from the earned
grade. Projects later than one week are an
Title, Author, and Visual
Include title and author
Create a symbolic or realistic visual
representation of an idea or theme from the
Your cover must be original and must
not resemble the current cover or
any previous covers of the novel.
Theme and Conflicts
Write out the theme of the novel with
an explanation and supporting details from
Identify in detail three conflicts
faced by the protagonist of the novel.
(Writing human vs. human/human vs. nature
is not enough!)
Inside right fold:
Setting and Plot
Identify the setting of the novel. Be
sure to include time, place, and note the
environment’s mood and atmosphere.
Write a brief (three to five sentences)
plot summary of the novel. Be sure your
summary follows the six elements of the
Inside left fold:
Select a quote from the novel said by or
about the protagonist and write a
brief description of that character.
Select a quote from the novel said by or
about the antagonist (or another
character from the novel) and write a brief
description of that character.
Quotes do not have to be something a
character says! A quote from the book simply
means a sentence; although, you may use a
character’s exact words.
Be sure to correctly punctuate each quote
and document the page number of the novel
where you get your quote.
The book jacket should be no larger than
6x8 inches when folded.
Inside folds should be three inches wide.
Use construction paper or another type of
stiff paper. Computer paper is NOT
Your project should reflect your
understanding of the novel as well as pride
in your work through its careful and