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									                        Final Project
                            The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

GOAL: Respond to the Westing Game; demonstrate your knowledge your learning through a
                             variety of different media.


   You will choose a variety of assignments below to demonstrate your understanding of the
    novel.
   Each choice below has a point value.
   Your choices must to add up to a minimum of 100 points.



Motivation and Suspects = 40 POINTS each
 Board Game
 Most Wanted Posters
 Prospective Murderers

Book Overall and Opinion = 30 POINTS each
 One Pager
 PowerPoint

Visuals and Art = 20 POINTS each
 Memorable scene
 Brochure of Westingtown
 Character Sculpture
 Movie
 Original Song

Enrichment = 10 POINTS each
 Bird Book
 Fireworks
 Obituary
                          Motivation and Suspects = 40 POINTS each
                                         Board Game
                                     Most Wanted Posters
                                    Prospective Murderers



BOARD GAME:
Based on the characters and events that occurred in the novel, create a board game.
Game must include:
 A game board
 Objective of the game
 Rule sheet
 Directions
 Events from the novel
 Characters from the novel



MOST WANTED POSTERS:
Create posters of all the suspects from The Westing Game.
Include:
 Picture of the suspect
 Brief written description under the picture;
   for example:
      o Look like
      o Age, occupation
      o Wanted for
      o Last seen



PROSPECTIVE MURDERERS:
Choose your favorite prospective murderer(s) from the book . Think – Red Herrings.
Tell why you choose them:
 Use support and quotes from the book that could have been evidence against your character.
      o Events
      o Clues
      o Other characters
                          Book Overall and Opinion = 30 POINTS each
                                          One Pager
                                          PowerPoint



POWERPOINT:
Create a slideshow to present the following information:
 Setting
 Characters
 Main Problem (of the book)
 Solution (to the problem)
 Author
 Opinion of the novel
      o Rating
      o Why



ONE PAGER
Using only one piece of paper to present the following information:
 Setting
 Characters
 Main Problem (of the book)
 Solution (to the problem)
 Author
 Opinion of the novel
      o Rating
      o Why
                                    Visuals and Art = 20 POINTS each
                                             Memorable scene
                                         Brochure of Westingtown
                                            Character Sculpture
                                                  Movie
                                               Original Song

MEMORABLE SCENE:
Create an album page of some memorable scenes or an event from the novel.
Include:
 `` Photos`` of the scenes or event
 Captions under each photo describing the scenes or event



BROCHURE OF WESTINGTOWN:
As a travel agent you are wanting to attract more tourists to Westingtown. Create a brochure about the
town.
Include:
 Attractions (ex. Westing Mansion, restaurants, coffee shop…)
 Accommodations (ex. Sunset Towers…)
 Price Pakcages (Flight, Accommodation, All inclusive…)
 Name and Address of your agency



CHARACTER SCULPTURE:
Create a 3-D character from the novel.
Use materials from home to compose the sculpture.
Include:
 Descriptors (support) from the novel supporting your sculpture (ex. Turtle – pigtails).



MOVIE:
You want to produce the movie version of, The Westing Game.
Include:
 Story synopsis (quick explanation of the story).
 Conflict of the story.
 Characters are = what actor should play them.
 Setting – where would you like to film the movie…



ORIGINAL SONG:
Write or compose an original song that tells about:
 Character(s)
 The story
 Westingtown
                                 Enrichment   = 10 POINTS each
                                              Bird Book
                                             Fireworks
                                              Obituary

BIRD BOOK:
Create a book about birds. You will need to research different birds to compile your book.
Include:
 Common Names
 Scientific Names
 Descriptions (example: food, sounds, habitat….)
 Pictures
 Book – title page, page numbers….



FIREWORKS:
Create an informative pamphlet about fireworks.
Include:
 Scientific information
 Celebrations
 Pictures
 Costs



OBITUARY:
Obituaries are written about people that die. Write an obituary about any of the characters in
The Westing Game.
Include:
 Full name of the deceased
 Age
 Place of birth
 Name of significant other and names of immediate family
 Name, date, place of funeral service.
 Notable accomplishments
 Activities
        HOW TO GET AN A
             Assessment
Final Project for The Westing Game




  Criteria       A - excellent

  POINTS         100 or more points.

  NOVEL          All projects were
  CONNECTIONS    accurately and
                 thoroughly
  -Support       supported and
                 completed based on
  -Evidence
                 the novel.
  -Accuracy
                 Connections to The
                 Westing Game, were
                 extremely clear.

  QUALITY AND    WOW. A high
  EFFORT         standard of work
                 and effort is
  -time          evident in the
                 finished products.
  -creativity

  -neatness

  CONVENTIONS    Exceptional control
                 of conventions.
  -grade
  appropriate
  spelling

  -grammar and
  punctuation
                                          ASSESSMENT
                               Final Project for The Westing Game

Criteria       A - excellent         B - proficient      C - acceptable      D - minimal         E/I

POINTS         100 or more points.   90 points           80 – 70 points      60 - 50 points      Experiencing
                                                                                                 difficulty

                                                                                                 OR

                                                                                                 Insufficient
                                                                                                 Evidence

NOVEL          All projects were     Projects were       Projects were       Projects were       Experiencing
CONNECTIONS    accurately and        mostly supported    supported           loosely             difficulty
               thoroughly            and completed       inconsistently      supported and
-Support       supported and         based on the        supported and       based on the        OR
               completed based on    novel.              based on the        novel.
-Evidence                                                                                        Insufficient
               the novel.                                novel.
                                     Connections to                          Connections to      Evidence
-Accuracy
               Connections to The    The Westing         Connections to      The Westing
               Westing Game, were    Game, were          The Westing         Game, were a
               extremely clear.      clear.              Game, needed        stretch.
                                                         some
                                                         clarification.

QUALITY AND    WOW. A high           YES. Work and       YES, BUT…           NO, BUT…            Experiencing
EFFORT         standard of work      effort is evident   Work and effort     There is room       difficulty
               and effort is         in the finished     is present ;        for
-time          evident in the        product.            however, the        improvement.        OR
               finished products.                        quality is          More care and
-creativity                                                                                      Insufficient
                                                         inconsistent.       commitment
                                                                                                 Evidence
-neatness                                                                    necessary.

CONVENTIONS    Exceptional control   Strong control      Limited control     Frequent            Experiencing
               of conventions.       of conventions;     of conventions;     errors;             difficulty
-grade                               few errors.         may interfere       significantly
appropriate                                              with                affects             OR
spelling                                                 understanding.      readability.
                                                                                                 Insufficient
-grammar and                                                                                     Evidence
punctuation




                                                         Curricular Objectives:
                                                            SO 1.1 – Express Ideas and Develop Understandings
                                                            SO 1.2 – Extend Understanding
                                                            SO 2.2 – Construct Meaning From Text
Name:_______________________                  Class: _______________

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Name:_______________________                  Class: _______________

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Name:_______________________                  Class: _______________

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