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The purpose of the 2001 Project is to read and enjoy Ender's Game or 2001 and to learn how plot is an important element of all literary stories.

Journal Assignment


Please keep a journal as you read the book. Have one entry for every chapter you read.

Each journal entry should have the following

1) Briefly describe the most important events of the chapter (one or two sentences).

2) Record your favorite sentence in the chapter. Why is this your favorite sentence?

3) Make a quiz question for this chapter. Supply the answer.

4) Make a prediction about what will happen in the next chapter / part of the story.

Do NOT read on until you have finished writing your journal entry for the chapter you just finished. If you do it will be impossible for you to do #4 fairly, and you will create far more work for yourself later.



Flash Science-Fiction Assignment


Wikipedia says: Flash fiction is a style of fictional literature or fiction of extreme brevity. There is no widely accepted definition of the length of the category. Some self-described markets for flash fiction impose caps as low as three hundred words, while others consider stories as long as a thousand words to be flash fiction.


Spend ten minutes writing a science fiction story. You must write for the whole ten minutes. When ten minutes is up, you must stop. Your story doesn't have to have a beginning, middle, and end, but you should try to finish the scene your were working on.

You will be timed in class. We will do a few of these.



Making A Game : Ender's Game / 2001

 

Make a board game that is both fun and teaches those playing it about the plot of 2001.

The purpose of making a board game out of Ender's Game / 2001 is to learn how plot can be transferred from one median to another.

 

Your project should include:

 

  • A game board
  • All pieces required to play
  • Typed rules / instructions

Your board game:

  • Must be playable and fun for people that have never read the book nor seen the movie
  • Must not be a "quiz" game

 

Your game’s target audience should be ages 12+.


 

CATEGORY

A

B

C

NC

Rules

Rules were written clearly enough that all could easily participate.

Rules were written, but one part of the game needed slightly more explanation.

Rules were written, but people had some difficulty figuring out the game.

The rules were not written.

Creativity / Fun

A lot of thought into making the game interesting and fun to play as shown by creative questions, game pieces and/or game board.

Some thought went into making the game interesting and fun to play.

The game tried to be interesting and fun, but some of the things made it harder to understand/enjoy the game.

Little thought was put into making the game interesting or fun.

Knowledge Gained

People playing the game can easily and correctly state several facts about the topic used for the game.

People playing the game can easily and correctly state 1-2 facts about the topic used for the game.

People playing the game can easily identify what the topic of the game was and have a general idea of some of the facts

People playing the game cannot learn little or any information about the game's topic.

Attractiveness

Contrasting colors and original graphics were used to give the pieces and game board visual appeal.

Contrasting colors and at least 1 original graphic were used to give the pieces and game board visual appeal.

Contrasting colors and "borrowed" graphics were used to give the pieces and game board visual appeal.

Little or no color or few graphics were included. The game does not look visually appealing.





eBook Versions

For Android / iOS
If you want to read the book on your portable ebook reader follow the instructions for your kind of device. You may use a ebook reader so long as you are reading efficiently and accurately. 
  1. Download and install the Google Books App for either Android or iOS from the app store onto your phone
  2. Get on a computer
  3. Download the epub version of the book you are reading: 2001 A Space Odyssey or Ender's Game
  4. Go to the My Books Section of Google Play
  5. Click on the Upload Files Button is the upper right
  6. Upload your book's epub file
  7. Open the Google Books App on your device or read the book on the computer.
Kindle or Other Devices
If you have a Kindle or other reader device you'd like to use, you can find many different file types for the books below. Kindles use mobi files. There are also pdf files of each book.
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2001.pdf
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enders.game..card.orson.scott.epub
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