Pamphlet due: Monday, February 2nd, 2015
Rubric to Follow on Tuesday January 20th, 2015 (Will get official assignment sheet at library time)
1 - Title page
1 - Setting and Character Page
1 - Beginning Page (Summarize what happened at the beginning of your book, include a picture)
1 - Middle Page (Summarize what happened in the middle of your book (usually the climax or the conflict), include a picture)
1 - End Page (Summarize what happened at the end of your book (usually how the climax or conflict was resolved), include a picture)
1 - Rating Page (How many stars would you give this chapter book and why? Would you change anything?
Things to Think About:
What is the most important event from the beginning, middle, end?
• Could the rest of the story have happened if that event, action or feeling wasn’t in the story?
• Does that event lead us to the most important event in the middle? In the end?
• Do those 3 events give a brief summary of the story?
We refer to the beginning, middle and end of the story all the time.
-We describe character and character change from the beginning, middle, and end of the story.
-When we sequence the story, we look at the beginning, middle, and end of the story.
-When we look at important events from the story, we pick one from each the beginning, middle, and end of the story.
-Problem and solution relies on events from beginning, middle, and end. What is the problem? How do you know it is a problem? How was it solved? How do you know it was solved?
-We summarize by looking at events from the whole story, the beginning, middle, and end.
• It is where the writer captures the reader’s attention, with a great opening line, a detailed description of the character or setting, or a glimpse into the topic, problem, or theme of the story.
• The beginning will also set the mood for the reader; will it be happy and exciting, dark and mysterious, or silly and entertaining?
• A good beginning makes you want to read more.
It explains the topic, gives important key details.
• It holds the reader’s attention.
• It is where we reach the climax or turning point of the story.
• If the middle is good, it will start the reader thinking about how the story is going to end.
• This is where the story comes to a close, it is the conclusion and solution to the problem.
• It is where the character learns a lesson or comes to terms with the events of what happened.
• A good ending will keep the reader thinking about the story, long after it is finished.
• A great ending leaves the reader feeling satisfied.
Quote from Ann Rice:
The thing (story) should have plot and character, beginning, middle and end. Arouse pity and then have a catharsis. Those were the best principles I was ever taught. --Ann Rice
5 - Not rushed, all information provided. Student was able to identify what the beginning, middle, end of their chapter book was. They also were able to give their opinion on if they liked their chapter book and why? Beginning, Middle, End pages should be a complete paragraph with complete sentences. Checking for spelling, capitalization and punctuation.
3 - Most information was provided. Student had trouble identifying the beginning, middle, end of their chapter book. The student may have provided a rating, but found it difficult explaining their self as to why. Student had difficulty with making their beginning, middle, end a complete paragraph. Incomplete sentences were found in their pamphlet. Spelling was not checked and capitalization and punctuation were lacking.
1 - Student rushed their work, little information is provided. Student did not summarize their chapters and found it difficult to rate the book based on their own opinion. No paragraphs were present. Incomplete sentences as well as lack of capitalization and punctuation. Student will need to redo their pamphlet.
Any questions or concerns please e-mail me. I'm able to extend the due date if the student is still reading their book. As long as they can show me their reading their book around 20 minutes a night.