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Author Study Project

About this Daily Classroom Special:
The Author Study Project lesson plans were written  by Teachers Network web mentor, Lisa Kihn, a math and language arts teacher at Nevin Platt Middle School in Boulder, Colorado. Lisa believes in project based learning and curriculum integration to actively involve students in their learning process. If you have questions or suggestions please feel free to e-mail Lisa.

Book Synopsis Requirements

  • One page typed

  • Summarize the book

  • Use an interesting voice that will encourage someone to read the book

  • Include the setting, characters, main problem, and give details and examples from the text

  • Conclude with your opinion and/or recommendation



(I usually write a synopsis of a book the class has read together to use as an example. I require the students to save each synopsis on a computer, so that when I grade them I can give them suggestions and they can easily modify their papers before turning in the final projects.)

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