Here are four different videos of popular book presented by way of a BookTalk.

As you peruse each video, make special note of the things that you particularly liked (or did not like) in each video.

Watch how each presenter takes advantage of thier varied personality eccentricities.

Chose the best traits from each. Try to avoid doing the things you found disingenuous to your personality.

Complete the BOOKTALK template (paying careful attention to the rubric).

I look forward seeing your presentation.

Video #1: Tom Sawyer

Video #2: Peter Pan

Video #3: Twilight (Book 1)

Video #4: The Secret Garden

Make your ‘pros’ and ‘cons’ list from each of the videos.

You might even want to try videotaping your BOOKTALK. ???

For more assistance and Your WORKSHEET and grading RUBRIC, click here. 


A Business Letter

snoppy typingWhile the writing of a friendly letter may be becoming a lost art. The business world will never lose its need for correspondence.

There are appropriate formats and necessary ‘niceties’ that have to be adhered to for proper business correspondence if you wish to be taken seriously.

While the mode of the delivery of a business letter has been electronically revolutionized, the need for properly carrying out the task of the correspondence has not changed.

New technology has lead to new forms and meanings of ‘politeness and niceties’ as well as the way to verify the receiving this correspondence. Even the saving and retrieval of correspondence has been transformed.

This school year, we are going to try to find reasons to write several versions of a business letter.

You will need them as you begin the search of schools and future job training.

You might even need a business letter for a local store’s complaint department to seek the rectifying of a problem with a purchase.

Click here for more information about BUSINESS LETTERS. 

A Friendly Letter

connect4A Friendly Letter

The lost art of letter writing should NOT become a lost art.

It is still a grand experience to get a handwritten letter from a distant friend or a long-lost relative (even a close one!).

While getting an email for a friend allows for immediate relational correspondence, the touch of love and compassion a handwritten letter brings to you as you read it cannot be overlooked. (IMPORTANT NOTE: It does have to be planned for! Three days ahead of the time you want you friend to receive the letter- at a minimum.) 

This school year, we are going to try to find reasons to send a handwritten letter (or note) every month. When you get to see the look of surprize in loved ones’ eyes… you will know that it was worth it!

Click here for more information about FRIENDLY LETTERS. 

Making Sock Puppets


After watching these three videos and looking at WikiHow, you should have a cartload of ideas.

Be sure to follow the RUBRIC grading directions and grade yourself before you go too far with your project.

Check in with me at any time you feel you need assistance!

The Sock Puppet Rubric 

Video #1: A Student’s Video

Video #2: A More Advanced Version

Video #3: Puppets from a Kit

Video #4: The Most Exhaustive Procedures

Video #4: WikiHow  

This one is more written directions and pictures.


Written for Projects for Presenting Novel Ideas