Final Literature Circles Assignment – Creating a Book Jacket
You will use a manila folder (or you may use one of your own) to create a book jacket for the novel you read throughout the literature circles unit. Your book jacket must include the following components:

A.) Front Cover: On the front cover, include an illustration, the title of the book, and the author’s name. The font and colors should fit the emotional content of the book. You should also include your name on the front cover.

B.) Plot:List the 10 most important events in the book in chronological order. Include the page number after each event. In addition, for three of your ten events, explain why you would consider that event to be one of the most important events.

C.) Setting: Describe the setting. Where and when does your story take place? In addition, explain how the setting of the story affects the plot. Would the action be different if it took place in another setting? How?

D.) Conflict:Discuss the central conflict. What is the resolution? Is it internal or external conflict? Why? In addition, if you were a character in the book, would you have handled the conflict differently? How?

E.) Character: A description of one of the main characters (personality and physical traits). Is this character round or flat? Static or dynamic? How do you know?

F.) Theme: Discuss one possible theme in your book. Provide textual support of your thinking and include the page numbers for your support. You must discuss at least three specific moments/passages from the book and explain how that connects to the theme you identified.

G.) Back Cover: On the back over, include the most important/memorable passage (1-3 sentences) from the book. Include the page number.

Make sure to label each section clearly. You will have time to work on this in class in the computer lab on the following dates:

April 18, April 19, April 22, April 23, April 24, and April 25. Please note that 3 of those periods are early dismissal days. In addition to computer lab time, you will have two full class periods to assemble your typed pieces into your book jacket on April 26 and 29.

Your project is due on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30.

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Front Cover
Includes an illustration, title of the book, and author’s name. Font and colors fit the emotional content of the book. The graphic illustrates some scenes from the book. Followed directions carefully.
Includes an illustration, title of the book, and author’s name. The graphic illustrates some scene from the book.
Includes an illustration, title of the book, and author’s name.
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Plot (x4)
10 most important events are listed in chronological order. Page # included for each. Three events are explained in detail as to why this event is one of the most important. Clear that student read the book and understood it.
10 most important events listed in chronological order. Page # included for each. Three events are explained as to why they are the most important. Student read the book and understood the majority of it.
10 most important events not listed and/or events are not in order and/or the page # is not included and/or explanations are missing.
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Setting (x3)
Student discusses where and when the story takes place. Student explains how the setting impacts the plot. Responses are detailed and thorough.
Student discusses where and when the story takes place. In addition, the student discusses how the setting impacts the plot.
Student is missing some aspect of the task. Offers a brief description of the setting.
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Conflict (x3)
Student discusses the central conflict and the resolution. Student discusses whether conflict is internal or external. In addition, student discusses how he/she would have handled the conflict differently if he/she were a character in the book. Responses are detailed and thorough.
Student discusses the central conflict and the resolution. Student discusses whether conflict is internal or external. In addition, student discusses how he/she would have handled the conflict differently if he/she were a character in the book.
Offers a brief description of the conflict. Has not responded to all parts of the task.
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Character (x3)
Student has a description of one of the main characters (personality and physical traits). In addition, student discusses if the character is round/flat; static/dynamic and gives examples to support the response. Responses are detailed and thorough.
Student has a description of one of the main characters (personality and physical traits). In addition, student discusses if the character is round/flat; static/dynamic and gives examples to support the response.
Offers a brief description of character. Has not responded to all the parts of the task.
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Theme (x3)
Student discusses one theme in the book with textual support which includes the page number. In addition, student discusses three specific passages from the book and explains how that connects to the theme identified. Responses are detailed and thorough.
Student discusses one theme in the book with textual support which includes the page number. In addition, student discusses three specific passages from the book and explains how that connects to the theme identified.
Offers a brief description of theme. Has not responded to all parts of the task.
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Back Cover
Student has written out the passage (1-3 sentences) that stands out as being the most memorable or important. Page # is included.
Student has written out the passage (1-3 sentences) that stands out as being the most memorable or important. Page # is not included.
Student has not identified a passage from the book that stands out.
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Spelling/Grammar
Less than 3 spelling errors. Author’s name and title are spelled correctly. Less than 3 punctuation errors. Less than 3 sentence structure errors.
Less than 5 spelling errors on the book jacket. Author’s name and title are spelled correctly. Less than 5 punctuation errors. Less than 5 sentence structure errors.
Less than 7 spelling errors on the book jacket. Author’s name title are spelled correctly. Less than 7 punctuation errors. Less than 5 sentence structure errors.
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Neatness and Effort
Book jacket has no distracting errors, corrections, or erasures and is easily read. Effort is evident.
Book jacket has almost no distracting errors, corrections, or erasures and is easily read.
Very messy and hard to read. Lack of effort evident.
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