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Designed to be an independent book project, students select a contemporary young adult novel and complete several activities including: researching the author, reading response log, individualized vocabulary work, characterization, description of setting, personal review of the book, and creating a book quiz.


  • Language Arts > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8


young adult fiction novel unit independent reading book project



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Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2009-12-06.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 0

Reviewer Comments:

This resource is a well laid out plan for a reading project. Students are guided in a book report of sorts, including how to choose a book, how to create a cover page, how to do author research, how to plan for and keep a reading log, vocabulary development, how to create a character page, how to describe the setting, how to write a review, and how to create a quiz. In the character development section, students are asked to choose a creative way to describe a character: create a letter of application or job resume for the main character or write a conclusion to the story 20 years into the future or create a magazine interview for the character or write the character’s eulogy.

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