Title: Create a Farcebook Page for Character Development |
Type of Activity:
Stand-Alone Lesson (Entree)
Approximate Literacy Level:
Notes on the character
Computers with Internet access for each student
Website to develop "Fakebook" profiles: http://classtools.net/fb/home/page
Each student chooses a character from a work that has been studied/read. Students will go to the "Fakebook" website and create a profile for his/her character using the following guidelines:
Mini-feed: Choose the time/place in the work to use for this recent status of the character.
Status: The first listed would be the "current" status of the character. Once again, you choose time/place within the story for this response. The second would be a previous status from a time/place of your choice from the story.
Causes and Groups: These do not have to be provided within the work. You may choose what cause this character would be supporting. You may take your creative liberty in naming a group(s) this character would join.
Friends: Please choose at least one modern character/person to include on the friends list. Who would this character more that likely interact with in modern times? This may be a celebrity/politician/character from a current film, novel television show. Please choose at least one character from another work we have studied to include on the friends list. Other friends on the list may come from this work.
Newsfeed: Consider comments that would be made in reference to this character. This allows you to explore/consider elements of this character that may or may not have been provided within the work.
Photos: You may use the classroom computer to print your photo of this character as well as the "friends" (be careful in adjusting size). You may choose to draw the photos.
Photo albums: Be creative. What would this character have posted in terms of pictures throughout the course of his/her "life" as we, the readers, know it?
Once the "Fakebook" pages have been created, they can be shared with the class.