Artifact Project

This Artifact Project activity & project also includes:

A raggedy blanket, a faded orange bunny missing its tail, a crinkled photo of a former best friend. Writers select a memento and use this artifact to generate a childhood memory story. Specific directions for the three-part project are detailed.

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Instructional Ideas
  • When assigning the project, bring in an artifact and model the three steps of the process
  • Brainstorm with the class possible artifacts writers could use
Classroom Considerations
  • The assignment assumes that writers are already familiar with the conventions of characterization, dialogue, conflict, and resolution
Pros
  • The assignment sheet includes some suggestions for artifacts that could be used as springboards
Cons
  • No rubric is included
  • The assignment sheet offers little support or scaffolding for struggling writers