Project 8

Project 8 Essential Learning Targets

Project 8 is designed to meet the following Essential Learning Targets. Students will reach these targets by reading a novel, completing a graphic organizer that identifies elements within the novel, creating a storyboard and publishing a video on the author and novel they’ve chosen.


1 Learning Targets

2 Reading

3 Writing

4 Communication

5 Language

Learning Targets

* Design, conduct, and present research projects to answer a question, including a self-generated question, drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration

* Analyze the purpose, question at issue, information, points of view, inferences, assumptions, and concepts inherent in thinking

* Analyze and compare how texts and other media make connections and distinctions among individuals, ideas or events


* Analyze text based on explicit and implicit evidence

* Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text

* Analyze authors' methods for developing characterization

* Analyze how the different points of view of the characters and the audience or reader create effects like suspense or humor

* Delineate and evaluate the argument and claims

* Determine the significance of author's use of words and phrases, sentence structure, and point of view


* Write narratives using a variety of techniques

* Use a variety of narrative and poetic techniques for intended effect

* Write informative/expository texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information

* Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience

* Use appropriate technology for researching, writing, and publishing

* Gather relevant information from multiple sources, assess credibility and accuracy

* Draw evidence from literary or information texts to support analysis, reflection, and research


* Analyze the purpose of information presented in diverse media

* Present claims and findings emphasizing points in a focused, coherent manner with relevant evidence

* Integrate multimedia and visual displays

* Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks


* Use conventions of standard English

* Determine the meaning of words and phrases, including figurative and connotative meanings, analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone

* Demonstrates understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings

* Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases