Project Worksheet Choose one of the following “Flowers for Algernon” projects to create that is best suited to your talents:
Writing Option: “Flowers for Algernon” ends quite abruptly. Through journal entries, continue Charlie’s journey. Remember to use the same style and format as the author. You must have six more entries and each entry must be at least half a page in length. You will also need to write an editorial about the story. Explain what you liked and disliked about the story. Be specific and give reasons for your opinion. Would you recommend this story to others? Your editorial needs to be at least one page in length. Use details from the story and explain your opinion in detail!
Newspaper: Design a front-page of a newspaper that is devoted entirely to “Flowers for Algernon”. It needs to have the following elements: a title, 3 articles with pictures, and headlines for each article. The articles should explain the major events from the book using details and quotes from the book. The newspaper project should be the size and shape of a real newspaper.
Mural: Create a “Flowers for Algernon” mural on poster board that contains the following: an illustration and description of the four main characters; an example of the three types of conflict with an illustration for each; plot chart of the story; and a summary of the story (minimum half a page in length).
Story Board: A storyboard records the significant events with pictures. The storyboard should contain a minimum of ten boxes. Each box needs to contain a picture or symbol for the main event, color, and a paragraph explanation under the box.
Grades are based on the following criteria: Content (25) - Facts, details, quotes are correct. Quality (25) - Project is neatly done and effort is shown. Spelling and grammar are correct. Creativity (25) - Color and imagination is evident. Directions (25) - All components of the project are complete.