Bud, Not Buddy * Students will work in assigned groups and present an oral presentation after we finish reading the book. Due dates will be assigned at a later time. * Each group must choose one or more of the options below to present aloud. You will have a few weeks to collaborate ideas before you are required to turn in your choice(s). * Students are not required to meet outside of school. We will be working on this assignment during class and seminar. * Everyone in each group is expected to pull their own weight throughout this process. If someone’s efforts are lacking, please let me know and I will speak to them privately. Everyone deserves a chance to change. If there is no change, that member will receive a lower grade. If there is, everyone will have the chance to earn the same or similar grades. Let me know if you need any assistance, advice, or guidance as early as possible. * During the presentation, every member is expected to have an oral speaking part (also individual grading rubrics). * Students should be sure to use as many parts of the Big 6 as possible, including events and characters from the book, vocabulary terms, about the author, areas of grammar, WJ topics, quotes from the book, etc.). All five sections of the book must be included in your presentation. * Good Luck and have fun! Oral Presentation Options: 1. Create a visual illustrating a meaningful passage in the text. Choose your passage carefully and be sure that you can explain why it is important or meaningful. The visual can be in the form of: an original computer graphic, pastel, charcoal drawing, water color, or sculpture. Your presentation should include the passage, an explanation of the passage, how or why the passage is significant to the overall meaning of the text and how your visual represents the meaning of the passage. 2. Compose an original monologue from a character’s point of view about a specific incident that occurs in the text. A monologue is a long speech performed by one character. Your monologue should reveal inner thoughts the character may have spoken given the opportunity. Focus on the performance and avoid summarizing the text. In addition to the monologue, your presentation should also include details and background information regarding your chosen character’s motivation, intent, and actions. 3. Choose an emotion, tragic flaw, or other defining personality trait that leads a character to a particular course of action or behavior. Discuss when and why the character exhibits the emotion, flaw, or trait. Compose an explanation of the impact of this characteristic. How and why does this characteristic dominate the characters actions and behaviors? Remember to focus only on the trait, avoid summarizing the text. This information will be shared during the presentation. 4. Write a short poem, song lyrics, or musical composition about a major theme or important event in the text. The piece will be read or performed during your presentation. Your presentation should also include an explanation/reflection of your work, and a discussion of poetic and/or musical elements. 5. Create a webpage, PowerPoint, or video game concept illustrating the prominent literary elements used in your text. You should discuss three literary elements in your presentation; this may include characterization, theme, setting, climax, conflict, symbolism, etc. Using specific examples, explain the role of each element in the text. The webpage/PowerPoint will be shown and explained to the class during your presentation. More Ideas: 1. Jeopardy Test- Create a test in jeopardy game format. Must have at least five categories with at least five questions each. 2. Posters-Must include all figures and parts of the Big 6. Must be in color and all parts properly labeled; accompanied with explanation. 3. Video- Create video with concepts of unit; use of imagination 4. Dioramas/mobile/bake a model- Accurate, properly labeled; explanation one page double spaced typed. 5. Create a podcast (mp3)- creativity, accuracy of contents, overall presentation. 6. Concept mapping- Make concept map,answer questions 7. Create an option- Come up with idea; Teacher must approve. 8. Create a test- create a regular written test 9. Textbook –Write your presentation and/or speaking notes for your presentation and be sure to follow the time restriction of two to three minutes. 10. Historical Research – Since literature relies heavily on history, research a relevant historical topic (1930’s). Present how/why this history is important in understanding the literature selection. 11. Become a Character – Present "your" views, insights, and thoughts to the audience as a character from a reading selection. 12. Literary Term/Skill – Explain how a literary device/figurative language is used in the literature. Create a list, chart, illustration, etc. to show how the author develops this device. 13. Debate- Student should take one point of view, research that view, and argue that view persuasively. 14. Dramatic reading- Student will read a work while using voice and facial expressions to convey emotions. 15. Games- Create a board or computer game to represent themes or plots of a story. 16. Imaginary conversation/Improvised dialogue- Create a conversation between two authors or between two characters within a work. 17. Interior monologue- From a character’s traits and context clues, create a monologue that reveals that character’s inner workings of his mind. 18. Journalist’s meeting- Students act as editors and reporters, role-play a staff meeting for a sensational tabloid newspaper, discuss covering an author, theme, plot, etc. of a work. 19. Mock Trial- Students will decide on an accusation from the selected reading, take on the roles of prosecutor, defense attorney, plaintiff, defendant, and judge, prepare questions for both sides of the case, conduct a trial while the rest of the class acts as the jury. 20. Multimedia presentation- Use Powerpoint, overhead projector, slide machine, videos, audio tapes to present something which focuses on literature, literary elements or a related theme. 21. Music- Add musical accompaniment to an oral reading; using an original or borrowed song, create a ballad from a selected reading; set a sonnet to music; create recording of background music from an instrumental work (or excerpts from several pieces) that complement the mood of the work read aloud. 22. Opinion poll- Student will ask ten or more participants to complete a sentence, answer a question, comment on a work, etc. and record the responses in writing, video or audio tape. 23. Oral interpretation- Read aloud and compare/contrast different poems and/or works within a literary period (example: authors/poets from the 1930’s) 24. Oral retelling- Student will simplify details and language of a work to suit an audience of younger children, go to a library or an elementary school, and tell the "new" story. 25. Performance presentation- Student will perform or recreate a scene from a work; include analyzing, planning, delivering, and evaluating performance. 26. Personal Interview- Student will prepare by researching background information and making a list of questions, participating as an interactive, respectful listener, summarizing notes immediately following the interview, and sending a thank-you note to the person interviewed. 27. Radio play- Rewrite a scene from a work, relying heavily on dialogue and sound effects, including descriptive passages for a narrator. 28. Role-playing- Assume a different point of view from the one taken in the work and role-play how the work would be different; role-play the author’s or character’s answers from an interview; role-play a counseling session with a character within a work; role-play a conversation between two characters. 29. Socratic discussion- Choose a few questions of issue from themes, characters, plot, etc. from a work. Students will express thoughts on these issues by supporting details from the work. 30. Soliloquy- Memorize a famous soliloquy and perform; paraphrase a soliloquy into modern language and read aloud. Must relate directly to the novel, Bud, not Buddy. 31. Soundtrack - Using sound effects, voices, and passages from recordings, create a soundtrack that captures the mood of a work. 32. Speech- Memorize or read aloud a famous speech; write and deliver a speech from an author’s point of view; write and deliver a speech in which you nominate an author or character for an award. 33. Survey- Conduct a class survey using a reasoned judgment question, tabulate the results, and discuss why people responded as they did. 34. Telephone conversation- Act out a modern telephone conversation in which one character tries to persuade another character to do something different than he did in the selected reading. 35. Town meeting- Pretend you are in the historical period of the selected reading, appoint a moderator and record keeper, as well as character types from this period, discuss problems and proposed solutions. 36. TV or radio talk-show- Student will use props, interview literary guests.
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