Graffiti Wall Project is FINALLY FINISHED!

“The rain is coming down as hard as regret… This ain’t rain, this is God’s tears.”---Day of Tears by Julius Lester

What an amazing way to hook a reader.  Julius Lester knows exactly what to say to get a reader to leap into this story and read about the largest slave auction in history.  I read this book when my class was reading group novels for Multiple Perspective.  We couldn’t get over the amount of amazing quotes we were reading in these great novels. That is what led us to create:

Students chose:  Legend, by Marie Liu,  Wonder by Rj Polacco, because of Mr. Terupt by Rob,  Turn About by Margaret Peterson Maddox, The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordin, Schooled by Gordon Korman, and A Week in the Woods by Andrew Clements.

During our novel unit we met about once a week as a “singles” group, which meant everyone reading the same novel met.  We reviewed story elements, and focused on character traits, setting, and theme.  Then we also met in “multiples” groups.  This meant each person that met in the group was reading a different book.  This type of grouping allowed us to practice our text connections and summarizing skills.
Other days we had independent reading time, or had whole group lessons that reviewed the story elements, or perspective.

As a final project, my class created a Graffiti wall.  We each chose an important quote from the our novel, and put them all together.  My class was really into the whole project.  Many found out the novels were part of the series, and groups finished their first books and started the second by week 3! 

Wondering where I got the brick wall?  It was this product:

Kudos to my Smarties!

Read on Friends, Read on!

1 comment

  1. That is an AWESOME way to get student to think and work and do a project!

    Anisa @ Creative Undertakings


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