This page features many of the projects that either I, or students of mine have made as examples of what we may do again in class. These exemplars serve as models to assist students aiming to create their own similar work for my class.
Visual Invictus (created by: Ms. Williams)
All literature becomes more interesting once it is brought to life whether it comes alive within your imagination, through pictures, discussion, or a video. I created this video form of the poem “Invictus” by William Earnest Henley to help students undertand the gravity of its strong prose.
Brochure for Pretty Like Me by Carol Lynch Williams (created by: Ms. Williams)
Writing and reading are a part of life in the real world. This brochure illustrates how a Young Adult fiction novel can be tied in to a global issue. In this case, the brochure not only provides information about this tale of true inner beauty and an unlikely friendship, but it also provides information about the disease progeria. This disease rapidly ages Alane, one of the primary characters, to look and function like an old woman while barely a teen.
The outside of the brochure:
The inside of the brochure:
The Hunger Games (by Suzanne Collins) Movie Poster (created by: Ms. Williams)
This sample movie poster serves as an example of one of the many assignments students can create as a means for showing their comprehension of the content through a variety of media. This poster served as an exemplar for a multi-genre research project my students did in the 2010-2011 school year centered around the novel The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.