Awesome--I love to see other teachers going all-out to help their students love literature! I write cross-curricular literature projects for each book that we read. Usually there are around 15-20 projects, and the students select three to complete (at least one of which is required to be a writing project). These cover a wide range of topics that are inspired by the book, and are expressed through writing, art, music, drama, research, technology, engineering, even cooking. We have a celebration at the end of each book, and the students present their literature projects to the class. We have a ton of fun, and I love watching my students be able to follow areas of their own passion while "going deeper" with an area that interests them. I also enjoy having my students design and submit their own literature projects once or twice a year.
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