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Book Report Alternative: Getting Acquainted with Farcebook
|Grades||6 – 12|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Five 50-minute sessions|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Computers with Internet capabilities
- Classroom with LCD projector and whiteboard/interactive whiteboard
- Novels for the students to read (or one that they have just completed)
Offered by Teacher’s Discovery for a yearly subscription of $49.95 for an unlimited amount of log-ins, this online tool allows students to create Facebook-like pages in a safe online environment.
If computers are not available or if the paid subscription to Farcebook is cost prohibited, Facebook-like pages could be made on large sheets of paper and students could use these to present.
Another possibility is to use the PowerPoint Facebook-like Template available in the lesson What Did George Post Today: Learning about People of the American Revolution Through Facebook.
- Sign up for an account at Farcebook and familiarize yourself with the website.
- Complete The Novel via Farcebook for a piece of fiction literature that the class has recently read. Using this printout, create a Farcebook page that will be shared with the class.
- Make one copy for each student of the printouts The Novel via Farcebook, What Will I Read Next?, Farcebook Instructions, and the Rubric.
- Review literary terms used in the Farcebook profile: characterization, setting, plot, conflict, climax, resolution, inference, theme.
- Using stories that the students have already read, apply the literary terms so that students will be ready to analyze their new novels independently.
- Reserve time in your school’s computer lab or library for a total of three sessions.
- If possible, have Farcebook website bookmarked on the computers. If that is not feasible, you can sign up for a wiki at Wikispaces where you can create a class page for the link or you can simply tell the students the address of the website.