Historical Fiction Project
When you are finished reading the historical fiction novel you have chosen:
Part 1- Essay
When you are finished reading, write a letter or a diary
entry as the main character or as an eyewitness
the events in the book. Provide the title of the book, the author, the range
of time (years) the story
covers at the beginning of project as an aside ( not part of the letter or
Two or three of the following prompts should be used in the essay:
what you learned about the era/history that you did not know before
reading the book
· the climactic event in the book
· the person, place, or thing you are inspired to learn more about by reading
Next, reproduce the cover of the book (or you can create your own art to
illustrate an important element of the book) using materials
supplied by Mr. Carpenter. This artwork will become part of a
classroom timeline of the novels read during this project.
this will be done in class.
rubric on the back should be used as a tool during the writing of the letter
or diary entry. The rubric
will be used to grade your written piece.
and essay due in class on _______________.