ERIC Number: ED476409
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-May-15
Reference Count: N/A
Book Report Alternative: Character and Author Business Cards.
Extending the idea of business cards to the literature classroom, this lesson plan discusses having students make business cards for characters and authors. During two 50-minute lessons, students will: identify appropriate symbols that relate to their authors or characters; interact with classmates to give and receive feedback; and explore how audience and purpose shape their writing. When students make business cards they are invited to think symbolically to create a short, simple text that represents the target appropriately--providing a title, relevant images, and other pertinent information. The instructional plan, a list of web resources, student assessment/reflection activities, and a list of National Council of Teachers of English/International Reading Association (NCTE/IRA) Standards addressed in the project are included. Three sample business cards, a planning sheet and rubric for business card book reports are attached. (RS)
Descriptors: Audience Awareness, Authors, Characterization, Childrens Literature, Class Activities, Lesson Plans, Middle Schools, Symbols (Literary)
ReadWriteThink, International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Rd., P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full text: http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: MarcoPolo Education Foundation.; National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.; International Reading Association, Newark, DE.