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Monthly Projects


These are the project prompts for the fall 2014 contest.  Complete as many as you want to get a whole bunch of points!



Animal Stories
Read a book about animals (see suggestions in the list below) and complete at least one of the following projects: 
  • What did you like or dislike about the story?  Write one to three paragraphs describing how you felt about the story.  Mention your favorite and worst parts, but don't give away the ending! (Can get up to 7 points)
  • Imagine you are an animal in the story you just read.  What would this experience be like for you?  Describe what kind of animal you would be and what adventures you would encounter.  Would you enjoy this or would you hate it?  Describe how you would feel, giving specific examples from the story.  (Can get up to 10 points) 
  • What is your favorite animal in the story?  What did you like about that animal?  Make a colorful poster that mentions some of great characteristics of this type of animal.  (Can get up to 10 points)
Book List for This Prompt:
  • Animal Ark Series
  • Charlotte's Web by E.B. White 
  • Stuart Little by E.B. White 
  • Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White 
  • McGrowl series by Bob Balaban 
  • Puppy Patrol series 
  • Ralph Mouse series by Beverly Cleary 
  • James and the Giant Peach 
  • Other books mainly about animals
Mystery Stories
Read a mystery book and complete at least one of the following projects:
  • What did you like or dislike about the story?  Write one to three paragraphs describing how you felt about the story.  Mention your favorite and worst parts, but don't give away the ending! (Can get up to 7 points) 
  • What mystery was there in the story?  Was it a difficult mystery or easy mystery?  Were there many clues or very few?  How many detectives were there?  Did they work together to solve the mystery or stay separate?  Discuss the mystery without giving away anything important in the story in one to three paragraphs.  (Can get up to 10 points)
  • Imagine you were a detective in the story.  You are looking to solve mysteries.  Design an advertisement that notes down your achievements and tells others to come to you when they have problems to solve.  Make the advertisement poster colorful and neat. (Can get up to 10 points)
Book List for this Prompt:
  • Boxcar Children series 
  • American Girl Mysteries 
  • History Mysteries (American Girl)
  • Encyclopedia Brown 
  • A-Z Mysteries
  • Nancy Drew series
  • Hardy Boys series
  • Jigsaw Jones series
  • Other mystery stories
Fantasy Stories
Read a fantasy story and complete at least one of the following projects:
  • What did you like or dislike about the story?  Write one to three paragraphs describing how you felt about the story.  Mention your favorite and worst parts, but don't give away the ending! (Can get up to 7 points)
  • Why was the story you read fantasy?  Were there unusual characters or events in it?  In one to three paragraphs, explain what made the story fantasy.  Include specific details and examples without giving away too much of the story.  Give more than two examples to get a maximum amount of points.  (Can get up to 10 points) 
  • What was a fantasy aspect in the story?  Was there a particular tool, creature, or machine that makes the story fantasy?  Make a 3-D model of something fantastical in the story.  Take a picture of it and write a few sentences describing it.  (Can get up to 10 points)
Book List for This Prompt:
  • Animorph series 
  • The Anybodies by N.E. Bode
  • Deltora Quest series 
  • Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne 
  • The Jewel Kingdom Series
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory/Charlie and the Glass Elevator  
  • Other fantasy book
School Stories
Read a book about everyday life at home or at school and complete at least one of the following book projects:
  • What did you like or dislike about the story?  Write one to three paragraphs describing how you felt about the story.  Mention your favorite and worst parts, but don't give away the ending! (Can get up to 7 points) 
  • Who is a main character in the story?  How is this person similar or different from you?  In one to two paragraphs, compare and contrast you and the character.  Give more than two examples to get maximum points.  (Can get up to 9 points) 
  • Imagine you were one of the characters in the story.  What would you look like?  What kinds of clothes would you wear? Wear an outfit that your character would probably wear.  Take a picture of yourself and write a few sentences explaining your choice.  (Can get up to 10 points)
Book List for This Prompt:
  • School stories by Andrew Clements: Frindle, No Talking, etc. 
  • Angela, Private Citizen by Nancy K. Robinson 
  • Henry Huggins series by Beverly Cleary 
  • Ramona series by Beverly Cleary 
  • American Girl series
  • Matilda by Roald Dahl 
  • Louis Sachar books
  • Other

14 comments:

  1. This is fun, i like writing stories.

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    1. Me,too!I like writing stories like you.It is so much fun to write!I enjoy.

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  2. Can I read a story and write a summary for it?

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  3. You didn't put my suggestion for a prompt. Please do. I liked the ribbon i won.

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  4. The prompts Yusuf did are cool. I wish they were more points. I am going to do one right now!

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  5. This is fun. I am going to write lots of stories like last time. I want to win.

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    1. I am going to get points now!~

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    2. Excutually I din't get any points thne

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  6. i am working on getting some points!!!

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  7. Yay start of a new aboutcoolbooks

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