TEACHER, AUTHOR, EDUblogger "I want to (read and) write books that unblock the traffic jam in everyone's mind." ~J. Updike
You can click this link to navigate to the application: http://www.classtools.net/FB/home-page
Use “Fakebook” to chart the plot of a book, the development of a character, a series of historical events, the debates and relationships between people, and so on! The possibilities are practically endless and what the students use them for completely based off of your own personal rubric for the assignment. It can be used as an ongoing novel-reading assessment/journal that finally cumulates to be an end of unit project.
Get started by entering a name at the top of the “Fakebook” page. Then proceed to add friends, posts, comments and profile information.
You can save your work and edit it again later.
Watch this short student tutorial:
Here is the link to a “Fakebook” Profile Page I created as a student example for the novel “Divergent” by Veronica Roth: http://www.classtools.net/FB/1879-BM95bY
Check out the rubric & checklist examples to make sure you have completed your project completely:
Project has the following from the book:
____ Title and author
____ Main Character-only those that are important to the story line
____ Setting-place and time of story
____ Plot Summary-brief summary (not a retelling) of the story
____Student made connections- /status reflections, see example (text-to-text, text-to-self, text-to-world)
____Project follows directions from the guidelines.
____Thoroughness of Written Information
____Project captures the most important information.
____Project captures the concept/point the author made in the book.
____Project demonstrates student’s ability.
____Project encourages others to read the book.
____Project attracts others and makes them interested in the work.
____ Images used show creativity and imagination. At least 3(three) important scenes from the book are represented with an image and the caption explains/ tags the image.
* I ALWAYS have student friendly rubrics and checklists available for students so that they know exactly what my expectations are to ensure no surprises and learning mastery success. I also find it helpful to include a section on their handout that basically reads:
◻ I have worked and put my best effort into this Final Novel Project and I am proud to turn in my final product.
◻ I did not put forth my best effort on this Novel Project because______________________________________
What this does is add a little accountability to the project and facilitates ownership of both grade and project work.
For example: Guide Project Directions & Student Checklist
I do something similar for Homework assignments. You can check out my template for this here:
A template I made for students to have accountability and ownership for homework that is not turned in on time. It also serves as documentation should a parent ask me why their student is missing certain assignments in the grade book (idea sparked from Harry Wong’s book).