Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Literature in Science

Literature in Science

As a high school Anatomy teacher, I don't typically take the time to do a book study or read novels in class.   I  think it might be fun to allow my students the option of a book study in place of a project we are doing this six weeks. 

Our really cool librarian Ms. Sullivan, created this complete list of resources found in our library that connects with my class.  She gave us this annotated bibliography that my students can read through to select a book that is interesting to them.

My idea is to allow the students to choose a book, read it, and develop a movie trailer to encourage others to read it as well.  As a part of the assignment, they would also need to create a character analysis and demonstrate to me the connection between the book content and our anatomy class.  The method by which they create and submit this will be entirely up to them.  

I am looking forward to seeing if any of my students accept this challenge and what products they might submit for their project.  I love giving options in my class and letting them decide what they want to learn more about.  Once complete, student creations will be published in our class portfolio.




2 comments:

  1. This assignment sounds awesome. You definitely have some great books there. I read Wonder to my own kids and read Fault in Our Stars this summer. Both were fabulous and could easily be linked to Anatomy.

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  2. Thanks for sharing the link to this cool project -- I'm excited to see how my list develops for my 6th graders! On another note - I am looking at your sidebar for the Skype conversation about vaccines -- I am teaching a science camp session in Dallas in July that deals with pandemics - feels like we might want to connect and see if the timing will work!

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