Friday, 24 February 2017


For your second litspiration challenge, your team will explore a character of your choice from The House of the Scorpion. (You may not explore Matt. :) ) You will focus on the information presented by Farmer in the first 177 pages. This is due, and must be posted, by the morning of Thursday, March 2.

Here are the steps you should follow to complete this challenge:

Step 1 (5 minutes): As a group, decide which of the following options you will use to demonstrate your knowledge of characterization. Good collaboration requires honesty, and compromise, so make sure you are doing both during this brief discussion:

Choice 1:
Character Instagram Account

Choice 2:
Character Playlist

Choice 3:
Character's Twitter Feed

Step 2 (15 minutes):  Work collaboratively, and fill out the graphic organizer. Review your ELA, etc. Notes to ensure that you understand what knowledge we are expecting you to demonstrate.

Step 3 (5 minutes): Review the assessment tool for this assignment, and discuss each area with your group.

Step 4 (5 minutes): Decide on how each of you will spend the rest of the class. In other words, what will you each be doing to get the project started and finished on time? 

Step 5 (rest of class time provided): Work hard to complete your activity as decided upon in step 4!

Step 6 (rest of class time provided): Publish your blog post that includes:

  • at least 7 strong examples of how you have demonstrated your knowledge of characterization through your challenge
  • brief explanations accompanying each artifact explaining how and what aspect(s) of characterization are being explored 
    • explanations should also include specific evidence from the novel, ideally direct quotations and page numbers; pull all of this from your completed graphic organizer