ISLAND OF THE BLUE DOLPHINS ONGOING ASSESSMENT _8 of 8_

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					ISLAND OF THE BLUE DOLPHINS FINAL PROJECT NOTICE

            An important message to students and their parents/guardians.

DIRECTIONS:          Students and their parents/guardians (yes, together, please) read
and discuss this notice (it should take about 15 minutes). Students and parents both
sign the notice receipt. The signed receipt is due back to class by ________________.

GENERAL INFORMATION:               As the final project/assessment for this literature
selection, students will choose and complete at least one project from the following list
of extension activities. Please note that each activity has a different point value
depending on the difficulty of the project and the time and effort required to complete
it. Students should plan to work from 1 (one) to 4+ (four or more) hours depending
on which project(s) are chosen. Parents assist on the projects as little as possible.

GRADING/SCORING: Grading is based on a 100 point scale (with an option for up
to 10 points of extra credit). All students will earn from 0 (zero) to 110 points on the
100 point scale. Late or incomplete projects earn 0 (zero) points. Suggestion: Don't try
to do it all in one day or wait until it’s too late... little by little is easiest and best.

EXTRA CREDIT (OPTIONAL): Students may choose to complete an additional,
extra credit (EC) project to earn up to an additional 10 (ten) extra credit points under
these 3 (three) terms: (1) The EC project must be a different type than the primary
project; (2) The EC and primary projects are turned in 100% complete; (3) Both
projects have been created following the guidelines and directions provided.

DUE DATE: This project is due at 3:00 PM on Friday, February 6, 2009. Please plan
ahead to avoid running short on time, as NO LATE PROJECTS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

PROJECT CHOICES:

SUMMARY (75 Points — Maximum grade possible: C )
Write a one-paragraph (or one page, maximum) summary of the whole story. Include
the main characters and main events in the correct sequence. Your name and the date
of completion must appear at the top right hand corner of the summary.




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RESPONSE TO LITERATURE (80 Points — Maximum grade possible: B- )
Create a three-paragraph (or two page, maximum) essay using the Response to
Literature format revealed during writing lessons. Your name and the date of
completion must appear at the top right hand corner of the response to literature.

POSTER (85 Points — Maximum grade possible: B )
Create a full color poster like you might find on the wall of a real book store. Include
the book's title, author, and publisher information. Your poster must contain an
illustration that gets people interested in the book. Use ordinary poster board at least
20" x 30" (or even larger). Your name and the date of completion must appear on the
back of the poster.

DIORAMA (90 Points — Maximum grade possible: A- )
Create a diorama. A diorama is a miniature scene created in three dimensions (3-D) by
placing objects, figures, etc., in front of a painted background. This diorama must
show an important or memorable event/scene from the story. Use an ordinary shoe
box (or any similar-size box: about 8" x 12" x 16") as the background. All inside
(background) surfaces of the box must be colored, covered or illustrated to become
the background for the scene; no plain box may be showing as part of the scene. Also,
this project requires a written description of the diorama. This writing must be at least
one paragraph long. The focus of this writing is to act as a kind of caption for the
scene in your diorama. Attach this writing to the outside back side of the diorama.
Your name and the date of completion must appear in the top right hand corner of this
writing.

NEWSPAPER (95 Points — Maximum grade possible: A )
Create a front page from a newspaper (use poster board or construction paper, about
12" x 24" or larger) announcing the discovery of Karana on the island. This project
should look a lot like a real newspaper, with a title for the paper at the top, along with
the date and edition information (look at a real newspaper front page to get things
right). Your front page must have at least 3 (three) different articles focused on the
discovery, the life events, and/or the rescue and the new life of Karana. Each article
must have its own title and some type of picture, drawing, or diagram (along with a
caption for each). All writing for this project may be hand-written or typed on a
computer, but like a real newspaper, blank spaces (areas of plain background area)
must be kept to an appropriate, limited amount. Your name must and the date of
completion must appear on the back of the newspaper.




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3-D ISLAND MODEL (100 Points — Maximum grade possible: A+ )
Create a relief/topographical model of the island. Use a sturdy piece of cardboard (or
other rigid material) measuring about 20" x 30" or larger as the base*, and use any
modeling material* you choose to create a 3-D model of Karana’s island. The map
should match as many of the descriptions as possible as mentioned by Karana in
chapter two of Island of the Blue Dolphins (also see pages 16, 25, 31, 33, 34, 39, 47
and 48, 50, 51, 52, 54, 56, 71, 101 and 102, and page 126. This project must be
finished in realistic colors (greens, browns, grays and tan poster or craft paints will
work well) with the surrounding ocean in blue. Your model must somehow identify (or,
show where to find) come major landforms and location names mentioned from the
pages above. Therefore, a key, a legend, or some other informational chart must
accompany your map to help viewers understand your model. This key/legend/chart
must be no smaller than a 3” x 5” note card, but bigger is probably better. Your name
and the date of completion must appear in the top right hand corner of this
key/legend/chart.

*IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT THE ISLAND MODEL PROJECT: The modeling material and base must
withstand permanent, horizontal display; meaning that your island project must be strong enough (and
light enough) to hang on a wall without anything falling off.

CHAPTER 30 (100 Points — Maximum grade possible: A+ )
Create a new, final chapter for the book in which you explain what happens next to
Karana. Does she find the other villagers or not? What does she become in the "real
world"? How does she earn a living? Where will she live? What does she feel? What
surprises her about her new life? What problems does she face? Explore these or other
questions through your writing. Get creative, but also remember that this new chapter
should seem as if it really belongs with the whole story. It must "fit" the rest of the
book, and "feel right." Write from Karana’s point of view, just like Scott O’Dell did. This
project requires two to three typed pages (an adult may type for you... the font size
may not be higher than 16, the line spacing must be set to single space, with standard
1" margins). Also, a complete, hand-written draft (that you, the student has created)
must be turned in along with your final typed copy. Content, grammar, spelling and
page formatting will all be assessed for this project. Title your writing, Chapter 30. Your
name and the date of completion must appear at the top right hand corner of the first
page.




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ISLAND OF THE BLUE DOLPHINS FINAL PROJECT NOTICE
        (You may want to keep this reminder notice at home in a visible location)



_____________________________________ plans* on doing the following project(s):
                (student name)


       SUMMARY (75 Points — Maximum grade possible: C )

       RESPONSE TO LITERATURE (80 Points — Maximum grade possible: B- )

       POSTER (85 Points — Maximum grade possible: B )

       DIORAMA (90 Points — Maximum grade possible: A- )

       NEWSPAPER (95 Points — Maximum grade possible: A )

       3-D ISLAND MODEL (100 Points — Maximum grade possible: A+ )

       CHAPTER 30 (100 Points — Maximum grade possible: A+ )


*Plans can change… remember this is only a notice, not a contract.


DUE DATE: On or before Friday, February 6, 2009 (on or before 3:00PM)




                                  NOTICE RECEIPT
                  We read and discussed pages 1 through 4 of the
           ISLAND OF THE BLUE DOLPHINS FINAL PROJECT NOTICE
                (and it actually took us about __________ minutes)


_________________________________              _________________________________
                (student signs)                             (parent/guardian signs)




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