Novels in Verse Target Display

Learning Targets ~ I can…

  • Identify and explain the overarching theme(s) of a novel in verse.
  • Make connections between and draw conclusions about fiction, history, and current events.
  • Support my ideas with evidence from the  novel in verse.
  • Communicate ideas effectively and creatively as appropriate for chosen form of target display.

Alongside our discussion of 20th century American history and literature where individuals and groups formed and shaped their own identities, we each read at least one novel in verse of our choice. Now, let’s  accomplish these goals:

  • summarize the book without giving too much away;
  • identify important themes in the book;
  • make connections to what we’ve been working on in both American Studies History and English;
  • make connections to current events;
  • draw conclusions about the book and those connections.

To accomplish these goals, you may create any type of target display you choose. Demonstrate that you can hit the learning targets for the novels in verse. Think about important themes or “Words of the Wiser” in the novel and make connections to any aspect of American Studies and current events or topics we see in the news daily. You have critical thinking and creative control.

If you’re not sure what you would like to do for this target display, please talk with Doc to brainstorm ideas. Some suggestions include but are not limited to:

  • Continue the story and its themes with additional poems, making connections to history or current events.
  • Create a piece of art that reflects the theme and the novel’s connections to history or current events.
  • Thoroughly sketchnote the novel, its themes, and connections to history or current events.
  • Create a playlist for the novel with explanation of song choices that show the novel’s themes and connections to history or current events.
  • Write a letter to the author, offering your thoughts on the novel’s themes and connections to history or current events.
  • Record a polished, professional-looking video that shares your thoughts on the novel’s themes and connections to history or current events.

Due Date: This target display is due MONDAY, MARCH 4TH for all sections.

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