Beyond the Book Report

Beyond the Book Report covers literary analysis, journalism, poetry, drama, essays, oral reports, and research papers. This program is designed to pair with Analytical Grammar to provide a seamless, full-coverage language arts course that is easy to understand and use, while not requiring a whole day.

Covers:

  • Literary Analysis
  • Journalism
  • Poetry
  • Drama
  • Essays
  • Oral Reports
  • Research Papers

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Beyond the Book Report Season 3SEASON THREE is the longest season. There are three sections. The essay and research paper sections took our previously-existing Teaching the Essay and Teaching the Research Paper units (see below), expanded them, and added a video lecture component. The Essay – Concepts introduced: Personal, literary and SAT essays Literary essay paragraph worksheets – Activity: Expanded version of our “Teaching the Essay” unit including new video lectures Three literary essays on short stories A personal (college entrance) essay An SAT essay **This is the old SAT Essay format.  The new format is VERY similar to the literary essay we teach. – Final Product (100 pt total): Essay on your book The Oral Book Report – Concepts introduced: The DOs and DON’Ts of giving an oral presentation with slides – Activity: Watch video lecture on PowerPoint presentations Find the errors in Mrs. Karl’s presentation  (link to slides; kids watch a video) – Final Product (100 pt total): PowerPoint presentation of book The Research Paper – Concepts introduced: How to write a research paper Each step is broken down Formal outline activity – Activity: Expanded version of our “Teaching the Research Paper” unit including video lectures Students write an informative research paper on a famous author – Final Product (100 pt total): An argumentative research paper on the book, defending a thesis$30.00

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Beyond the Book Report Season 2SEASON TWO has two sections: The Poetry Book Report – Concepts introduced: Figurative language: alliteration, metaphor, hyperbole, simile, personification, etc. Terms: stanza, rhyme scheme, verse, etc. Types: sonnet, haiku, limerick, etc. – Activity: Watch video lecture on poetry Poetry Sample Sheet Watch video lecture on poetry types, figurative language and scansion Limerick activity Figurative Language Log activity – Final Product (100 pt total): Write four types of poetry based on your book The Drama Book Report – Concepts introduced: Terms: dialogue, monologue, cast, props, staging, aside, blocking, etc. Genres: comedy, drama, farce, melodrama – Activity: Watch video lecture on drama and Shakespeare Study A Midsummer Night’s Dream with lecture support AMND quizzes/paraphrase/prose Prose Rewrite Rubrics – Final Product (100 pt total): Dramatization of favorite scene (60 pt) Literary Terms Worksheet Study questions or crossword$30.00

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Beyond the Book Report Season 1SEASON ONE includes three different sections (click on the hyperlinks to see the sample): The Basic Book Report – Concepts introduced: Following a rubric Conflict, Point of View, Climax, Protagonist,Antagonist Paraphrase and summary – Activity: Watch video lecture on literary terms – Sample Final Product (100 pt total): Basic Book Report Scoring Rubric Sample: Reading Log Book Report Reading Log Plot summary Paraphrase of favorite scene Study questions or crossword Sample: Literary Terms worksheet Literary Terms Worksheet The Pamphlet Book Report – Concepts introduced: Elements of the plot, mood and tone, setting, genre – Activity: Watch second video lecture on literary terms – Final Product (100 pt total): Reading log Pamphlet about the book (60 pts) Study questions or crossword The News Article Book Report – Concepts introduced: Headline, byline, dateline, inverted pyramid, lead Objectivity, bias, objective point of view – Activity: Watch video lecture on news writing Sample: Nursery rhyme news Nursery Rhyme Article Activity Exercise in bias detection – Sample: Final Product (100 pt total): Journalism Book Report Scoring Rubric Reading log News article on favorite scene Opposite bias news article, same scene Study questions/crossword Please note: You will need to use your computer system to access files on the disc. These files are needed for the program.$30.00

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Beyond the Book Report SetBeyond the Book Report covers literary analysis, journalism, poetry, drama, oral reports, and research papers. This bundle includes all three seasons. Each season includes:
  • Teacher packet
    • Teaching Schedule and Guide
    • Examples of Student Work
    • Glossary of Terms
  • DVD
    • Video instructions
    • Video Lectures
    • PDF Rubrics
    • Activities
    • Assignments
  Please note: You will need to use your computer system to access files on the disc. These files are needed for the program.
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