Messenger PosterProject Requirements
1. Be sure toinclude your name and section
2. Be sure to include the title, Messenger, andthe author, Lois Lowry, inBIG, BOLD, VISIBLELETTERS
The Smiley Face Tricks:
Type and label at least one example of each smiley facetrick (there are 12) that you found in Lois Lowry’s writing. Be sure you have copied down her wordsexactly and write the page number of the example you have copied. LABEL the copied example!!
Example: Simile: “Frolic attacked the stick like a warrior.” Page 135
Draw a picture of an important event in the novel. Use your best artwork. Even if you are notartistic, you can really try and be accurate and neat and show some effort. This must be hand drawn—just do yourbest.
Above the drawing, make a “Headline.”
Below the drawing, copy lines from the novel with the pagenumber that describe what is happening in the picture. See example below from a different novel.
Make a Character Web for Matty. Matty’s name should be in the center in acircle. Then draw spokes to the problemshe faced. Each conflict must be statedand explained. For example, you maydraw a spoke and write: “Ramon—Ramon was a conflict for Mattybecause he boasted and gloated over having a Gaming Machine. This caused Matty to feel jealousy towardsRamon, and this put a strain on their friendship. Matty also had an internal conflict aboutwhether or not to heal Ramon. He wantedto heal his friend, but he was afraid the process of healing would take awaythe strength he would need to travel through Forest and bring Kira back.”
There should be at least six spokes leading to six differentconflicts. Remember that conflicts maybe person vs. person, person vs. society, person vs. nature, person vs.himself.
Write about how the book affected your head—How did it makeyou think? Write about five differentevents and how they made you think and what you thought about.
Write about how the book affected your heart—How did it makeyou feel? Write about five differentevents and how they made you feel emotionally as you read the book.
Write a paragraph about thetheme of this novel. What values andlife lessons can be learned? Rememberthat the theme is the central message, concern, or purpose in a literarywork. A theme can usually be expressedas a generalization about human beings or about life—the human condition. The theme is NOT a summary of the plot. The theme is the writer’s central idea. Sometimes the theme is a universal truth—anidea that is so universal that people from anywhere and from any time periodwant to express. These will express commonwants, needs, fears, and joys. Sometimesa theme is the moral of the story (rule to live by).
In your paragraph, explainthe theme of Messenger and provide examples from the novel to prove that thisis the theme. Remember all rules forwriting an open ended response paragraph.
Be sure to add decorationsand color to your poster. There shouldbe no empty space. You may use thecomputer or any other decorating ideas to make your poster POP!!