Cottrell's Cove Academy
Due Oct 8th.
The Pigman Unit
Section 1 - Earn a grade of "C" - 70 points
Required - read the book for 35 points. After reading, students will conference with the teacher and discuss a part of the book. Students who have been paying
attention to the book will be able to discuss it and earn all the points. Students who have not been paying attention will not be able to complete this
assignment and earn all of the points. Points are earned for your participation.
_____ Reading points earned
Your choice - Choose any of these assignments for a maximum of 35 points. You may work with a partner, but each of you must explain on your own,
what you have learned from each assignment in order to earn the points.
Get creative, and use your imagination! Full credit given for work that shows good effort and creativity. Fast and sloppy work will not get full credit.
_____ Tell me 10 things about one of the characters. (5 pts)
_____ Find another title by the author on line, in our class or in the library. Share a 1 paragraph summary in your own words. (10 pts)
_____Hand in a complete set of class notes summarizing each chapter. (10 pts)
_____Illustrate a scene from the story; the pig statues or John and Lorraine at the cemetary. (10 pts)
_____With a partner, act out a scene from the book. (10 pts)
Section 2 - Earn a grade of "B" or "A" - Choose one assignment for a "B" grade or choose
two assignments for a "A" grade. You must have completed all of the C unit to move on to this level.
_____Write a letter to the author telling him your impressions of the book. (15 pts)
_____Make a complete family tree for each of the stories main characters. (15 pts)
_____Make a game (with game board and players) using the story as the theme. (15 pts)
_____Write 1-2 pages about what John and Lorraine will be doing in the next 110 years. (15 pts)
_____Write 1-2 pages about a story from one of John's other adventures. (15 pts)
_____Video a scene from the play. You may work with a partner. (15 pts)
_____Create a theme song for The Pigman. Perform it or tape it. (15 pts)
_____Make up a 15 question worksheet for the book. Provide an answer key. (15 pts)
Bonus - 50 points - choose one bonus assignment for extra credit points.
_____ Write a newspaper article about John and Lorraine. Tell your audience what happened to Mr. Pignati and whether John and Lorraine were heroes or not
_____ Discuss the issue of alcohol and youth. Give me an argument on why it is right or wrong. Use John as an example. This can be written, taped, emailed, or
verbal and must completely
cover the topic.
Total score for this unit _________________
Grade earned ____________