For the next two weeks, we will be doing the Anything Project in Language Arts.  The idea is that each student will set a goal for what they would like to create, create a schedule of the small steps it will take to accomplish the goal by the deadline, and then carry out those steps each day.

The Anything Project is a chance for students to have complete autonomy to create something that matters to them.  There are literally no expectations other than students work hard every day.

Some students might decide to create something familiar to them, like a short story.  Other students will take this opportunity to experiment with something they've never tried before, like a stop motion movie or a research project on a topic that is important to them.  It is an opportunity to risk, experiment and grow.  I'm excited to see what the next couple weeks bring.

Here are some potential topics we brainstormed in class:
  • Song and music video
  • Craft book
  • Autobiography
  • Photography Book
  • Story
  • Comic Book
  • Picture Book
  • Dictionary
  • Cook Book
  • Playbook
  • Invention
  • Stop Motion Video
  • Play
  • Movie
  • Artwork
  • Invent a game
  • Diorama
  • Board game
  • Videogames
  • Choreograph a Dance
  • Make a commercial
  • Website
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Research Report
  • Design a Language
  • Sketch Comedy
  • Standup Comedy Act

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