The object of a book talk is to convince the listener to read the book you are recommending. An essential, musthave rubric for language arts classes the organization, elements of summaries, grammar, usage, mechanics, and spelling of a written piece are scored in this rubric. Fields of white opium poppies stretch away over the hills, and uniformed workers bend over the rows, harvesting the juice. But open the door of an american elementary classroom during reading. I read it in about a day and could not put it down. There is much for older children, teens, and adult to think about and discuss after. It takes place in the century, where a thin strip of land between the nowimpoverished.
Book talk rubrics spartanburg county school district one. The house of the scorpion possible discussion questions. I use the rubric to evaluate students as they share their books with the class. Middle school language arts nsaa language arts weebly. This is the empire of matteo alacran, a feudal drug lord in the country of opium, which lies between the united states and aztlan, formerly mexico. Did the student rate this book and support rating with evidence from the book. The house of the scorpion summary the house of the scorpion is a dark, twisted, but ultimately hopeful story about a young clone named matt who grows up in a dystopian world under the control of a drug lord. Write a summary of the book 1st paragraph write about the setting, where the story takes place, usually time and place. It is set in the future and mostly takes place in opium, a country which separates aztlan formerly mexico and the united states. The house of the scorpion is a dark, twisted, but ultimately hopeful story about a young clone named matt who grows up in a dystopian world under the control of a drug lord.
On friday, i introduced our reading challenge for the year. I am of the house of the scorpion, by nancy farmer. The majority of the booktalks that are included here are written for books that appeal to middle school age children. By lyla anderson of post middle school library, arlington school district for evergreen young adult book award. This book talk is essentially a persuasive speech to convince the listener that they should read a specific book. Great for public speaking practice and for book recommendations. A book talk is an activity that is often used in middle school to encourage students to read more books in their spare time. Book talk presentation printable student rubric by. I guess it comes with the territory of teaching middle school students. Book talk assignment and rubric orlando science middle high. The books included in the database are geared toward students in grades k12. Dec 03, 20 the house of the scorpion book talk read susie read. Rubric for book report which includes presenting an article that is symbolic of a person or thing within the story free rubric builder and assessment tools. Timely and appropriate comments, thoughtful and reflective, responds respectfully to other students remarks, provokes questions and comments from the group.
Explain to the class that they will be creating book trailers after they have read books of their own choosing. Rubric for middle school summer reading book report question 1. Book talk assignment and rubric orlando science middle. Book talk a booktalk is a 35 minute talk about a book you want to motivate others to read.
Have them share the books they are reading, in pairs or groups, or even in front of the class, and have the students listen, take notes and comment on each others presentations. Free grade rubrics and assessments for middle and highschool. By doing this, he can enter and exit the house without being seen by the security cameras. Name a character or group of people from the book who best represents gerstells principles and attributes, and list the principles and attributes they embody. House of scorpio ended up being one of those books that you just hang onto forever, not because the writing was so perfect, but because the storyline was just fun. When i searched the web looking for help, i found none. Book talk rubric selfselected novel ready to use public rubric directly link to this rubric. Alternative living spaces s3 e8 woman lives in a tiny house so she can travel the world duration. It may be literal based strictly on the facts presented or it may be a symbolic representation of the piece. Gripping, gritty scifi tale of a clones identity struggle. The book addresses multiple highinterest topics that students are really interested in, such as. The object of a book talk is to convince the listener to read the book you are recommending, so you should choose one of your favorites. House of the scorpion essay everyone in the world is different and some people are discriminated against because of those differences. The house of the scorpion by nancy farmer absolutely captivated me.
I also share what i have been reading with my students. To begin our classroom inquiries into science literacy, we talk about our thinking. Book talk presentation printable student rubric by whitney. Project includes 2 of the 4 required elements of information. Each student will be responsible for conducting one book talk on a young adult novel of. You can also grab a free sample grading rubric from the book here. Book talk assignment and rubric grade 6, 7 and 8 your book talk assignment involves delivering a 5 minute book talk to the class about the novel you have read for independent reading. The impetus to put the booktalks on line came when i was asked to do booktalks for a class with very little notice. Reading guide for the house of the scorpion by nancy farmer discussion guide for book clubs. Book talk rubric allamuchy township school district. They choose one book that they have been reading that is at their level and share with a small group of 8 to 10 students. Your goal is to get other students interested in reading the book too. The house of the scorpion is an adventure novel which speaks about cloning, humanity, ecology, technologys development and science.
Prepare for the oral book talk using the script as a talking points guide. You want to give enough information about the text to interest the listeners but you are not giving a summary of the book. This book blows all drug lord futuristic cloning societies out of the water. Reading guide for the house of the scorpion by nancy farmer. Rubric for middle school summer reading book report. Full of action and suspense, along with some interesting lessons about true identity. Please do not choose a book you have used for a monthly book report. There are lots of chapter books available at all different reading levels.
By lyla anderson of post middle school library, arlington school district for. For your book talk, you will give one 3 minute presentation on a book youve read over the summer. The direction sheet is a simple list of what students need to include in their book talk and steps to complete it. There is much for older children, teens, and adult to think about and discuss after they read nancy farmers disturbingly believable imaginings of life 100 years from now. Includes title and author are not immediately title andor author is omitted. The grades 46 list is completely newthe first elementary novels and nonfiction list. On book talk day, i create groups based on interest if possible and have students sit in a circle with their books. This is the empire of matteo alacran, a feudal drug lord in the country of opium, which lies between the. Each quarter, i ask my students to participate in a book talk. Did the student justify opinions with reasons and examples. House of the scorpion by nancy farmer the creation story.
Quarter 2 book evaluation december 17th this is an extension, book gallery is being canceled. Requirements exceptional 10 capable 5 needs work 1 research paper. Oh, and this drug lord happens to be the man from whom he was cloned. There are too many grammar, punctuation, andor spelling errors or incomplete sentences to be considered passing for a middle school student. Accountable talk rubric criteria a b c d on task conversation was focused on the assigned topic or text without digression. The presenter gave no opinion of the book nor did they give any supporting reasoning. If anyone else presses the scorpion, a jolt of electricity goes through their arm, and the whole passage fills up with a poisonous gas. The plot is settled in the nearby future in which cloning became a part of everyday life.
Introduce the main character or characters in the story. Independent study project rubric minford high school. Book information text provides enough information about the book to pique interest without giving away plot twists or ending. Imagine being a normal person that doesnt have any real physical differences but is hated because of a few numbers tattooed to ones foot. I know a lot of people who get nervous as their children get older and begin approaching the middle school years. The house of the scorpion farmer, nancy ar quiz no. The purpose of a book talk is to convince the listener to read the book you are recommending. The presenter gave an opinion of the book with some supporting reasons. The house of the scorpion 2002 is a science fiction young adult novel by nancy farmer. I was told once that the ideal length for a book was 101 pages because most teachers require 100 pages of reading. Opinion of book the presenter gave a clear opinion of the book with supporting reasons. Ohios model curriculum with instructional supportsela, grade 8. Book trailer rubric great hollow middle school library.
Mostly provides enough information about the book to pique interest without giving away story line. Some adult books are included if they have an appeal to school age students. You will read the book and prepare a book talk oral book report for the class. For this assignment, you will choose a book that is at least 70 pages long and appropriate to your personal reading level.
Get a free book straight to your inbox the house of the scorpion is a 2002 novel by nancy farmer. Share the book trailer rubric with the students and use it to evaluate one of the book trailers. The house of the scorpion is really unlike any yamiddle grade book ive ever read. A book talk is very similar to a trailer for a film, which shows you just enough information to convince you. Book talks have the goal of sharing books with students in hopes that they will find the book interesting and read it. The house of the scorpion hortonville area school district. Discuss what conflictproblem the main character faces in the story. South carolina association of school librarians junior book award, 20052006. You will create a book trailer, which you will show to the class, and after this, you will give a 35 minute talk about your book. This can be an ar book you are currently reading or just finished. The house of the scorpion by nancy farmer examines some of lifes big questions. South carolina association of school librarians junior book award, 2005 2006. Essentially its a middle school to young adult book but the beauty of it is that it can be. Many 3rd graders enjoy reading chapter books like the magic tree house, junie b.
For example, hoot random house childrens books, 2004, flush random house childrens books, 2007. Having conversations about books with adults and children helps to keep me informed about whats new in the literary world. Assignment sheetrubric for one pagers rampart high school. For english language arts, literature circle groups for novel studies, whole class novel studies, and writing workshops are. Book talk assignment and rubric grade 5 your book talk assignment involves delivering a 35 minute book talk to the class about one of the books you have read for independent reading. Did the student share and explain hisher opinion of the book. I have recently added a list of most commonly read novels at the middle school level, labeled with the genre. Participationdiscussion rubric middle school reading. The house of the scorpion book talk read susie read. Lately, i am realizing that i am reading more middle school books.
I loved hearing about all of the ways that astrological sign preferences were incorporated into the daily lives of the people of zodiaca. Using the classroom library or the school library, allow time for students choose their books. Essentially its a middle school to young adult book but the beauty of it is that it can be read on so many levels that anyone from about age 12 and up can get something out of this book. The house of the scorpion is the first book by nancy farmer i have read. With middle school students, the booktalk can be an effective tool to hook reluctant readers and is an important component of independent reading time andor a readers workshop. Accountable talk rubric criteria a b c d movement progress. The house of the scorpion is a 2002 novel by nancy farmer that takes place in a dystopian future north america. Text usually complements imagesaudio without overwhelming. For six years, he has lived in a tiny cottage in the poppy fields with celia, a kind and deeply religious servant woman who is charged with his care and safety. On the day of your talk, you may bring note cards, your script, or anything else you may need in order to give your talk. Project includes 3 of the 4 required elements of information.
I enjoyed the book and i will buy the sequel lord of opium house of the scorpion regardless of whether it is on offer. The house of the scorpion guided discussions books. Im really pleased that so many of you read and liked the house of the scorpion. Dear janice ingersoll and the students at hosford middle school, thank you so much for all your letters. Did the student suggest which students might enjoy this book. Edci 570 young adult literature in multicultural settings cehd. This is designed for middle school students to share a book they have read with the class.
The presenter gave an opinion of the book but did not give many details to support their reasoning. Did the passage include the event in history or an important event in their nonfiction book. In the fourth quarter, students read fiction books and participate in book. Use this rubric to grade writing samples, essays, short passages, or journal entries. House of scorpio by pat wallace goodreads share book. Outstanding acceptable needs improvement unsatisfactory score introduction title and author listed. Shortly after, booktalks quick and simple was born. I enjoyed the book and i will buy the sequel lord of opium house of the scorpion. This book is a valuable resource for middle school teachers who want to use significant social issues such as race, class, and poverty to invigorate their teaching of literacy and.1101 1089 270 430 1240 682 580 697 471 635 272 1153 918 270 71 637 1056 1326 1039 1553 1482 1473 966 424 415 493 715 129 716 304 650 1375 922 416 240 4 380 1114 458 424 665 1410 819 1055 1248 946 556