WAR UNIT BOOK REPORT
DUE: December 2, 2016
You will complete ALL of the following assignments for the war book of your choosing. We will check out books on November 3rd in the SHS Library. If you are absent that day, it is up to you to check out a book on your own time.
Write the title of the book in the center of a sheet of paper. Then look through magazines for words, phrases, and sentences that illustrate or tell something about your book. As you look, think in terms of the theme, setting, plot line, as well as characters. Work to get fifty words, phrases, or sentences so the whole sheet of paper will be covered. The visual impact of the collage should tell a potential reader a lot about the book.
Select a chapter from the novel you have just read that you consider powerful or interesting. Then select words, lines, and phrases that you think project strong images and show the impact the chapter makes. Arrange this material into a poem.
The following example comes from Chapter Twenty in Spite Fences by Trudy Krisher (1994, Delacorte):
Violence at the Lunch Counter
Fist slammed into George Hardy’s face
Glasses slid to his chin
Shattered into a spider’s web.
River of red blood
Running from his nose.
It was the red color of the fence
The red color of the earth on which I stood
It was red
The color of my life this summer
The color of Kinship.
Think of an issue that was very important to your character. Then create a pamphlet aimed at persuading others of the importance of the issue. Include factual information, testimonials, pictures or graphics, etc. For instance, Charlotte from The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi (1990, Orchard) might want to create a pamphlet explaining the reasons women should have more life choices.
2. Went to the library for a book talk by Mrs. Rabner and checked out war books.