This page is filled with helpful ideas for you to consider after choosing your topic. When a topic is decided, layers are needed to enhance and develop the final presentation. Below are ideas that will be considered "layers" for your presentation. A thorough, high-level project will include several layers.

  • Writing: Advertisement, autobiography, biography, book report, booklet, brochure, business letter, celebrity profile, characterization, comic book, commercial script, comparison, computer program, poetry, creative writing, critique, descriptive writing, dialogue, diary, editorial, essay, fairy tale, field manual, letter, glossary, guide book, handbook, history, interview script, job description, joke book, journal, journal article, lesson plan, log of events or descriptions, lyrics, newspaper or magazine article, manual, memorandum, myth, new story or rewritten ending, newsletter, novel, observation sheet, outline, pamphlet, parody, play, radio script, recipe, report, research report, review, satire, science fiction, short story, skit, speech, travel log...

    Speaking: (Just about anything can be presented orally) anecdote, audio tape recording, ballad, book report, campaign speech, characterization, choral reading/speech, slam poetry, comedy act, conference presentation, poetry, Powerpoint, debate, description, dialogue, discussion, documentary, dramatization, explanation, newscast report, jingle, lecture, lesson, mock interview, monolog, myth, radio announcement, radio commentary, radio commercial, rap, recorded dialogue, speech, song, etc., rhyme, role-play, song, speech, story telling...

    Visual products: advertisement, album, anagram, animation, area graph, artifact collection, awards, banner, bar chart, block picture story, blueprint, book jacket, booklet, bullet chart, bulletin board, calendar, cartoon, collage, comic book, costume, design, diagram, diorama, display, display case, drawing, editorial cartoon, fabric, film, flag, flash cards, flip chart, flowchart, gallery, graph, graphic, greeting card, family tree, hieroglyphic, hologram, identification cards, identification chart, illustration, imprint, information table, jigsaw puzzle, map, mask, mobile, mosaic, movie, mural, painting, photo essay, picture dictionary, pie chart, playing card, poster, PowerPoint, puzzle, scenario, scrapbook, scroll, sign, silk screen, slide show, stencil, puppet, commercial, timeline, travel advertisement, travel log, video/podcast/blog, wall hanging, weather map, web, window shade, word game, word search, display...

    Demonstrations: Aquarium, ballet, card game, cardboard relief, ceramics, charade, clothing, collage, computer app, dance, display, dramatization, equipment instruction, etching, experiment, field trip, finger puppets, food, furniture, gadget, game, instructions, cooking, instrumental, interpretive dance, invention, learning center, machine, marionette, mime, model, movement game, observations, robot...

    Resources you might use in researching your topic: library, films, observations, radio, letters, blue prints, newspapers, schools, travel agency, stores, videos, pamphlets, atlas, slides, television, catalogs, samples, business visits, farms, community agencies, performances, brochures, interviews, experiments, field trips, pictures/prints, service agencies, senior citizens, games, magazines, encyclopedias, surveys, self conducted surveys, models, how-to books, diagrams, biographies, records, friends, family, neighbors, computer programs, books, almanacs, photographs, textbooks, questions, graphs, industry visits, clubs, laboratory...

    SUPPLIES: The school will be as helpful as possible in accommodating students with needed supplies. Of course, students may use materials and equipment from home. The necessary supplies will be dependent upon the student's project and will be addressed individually and communicated with parents.