Project work day (201) and/or Mean Girl Movie Comparison!


CCW7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
CCW8 Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.
CCW9 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

Learning Target

Continue working on unit project; OR, if students have finished the project already, we will watch a portion of the movie “Mean Girls” and students will compare the two stories.


Meet in classroom, check over projects – if we need time with computers, send kids to lab. If we don’t need time with computers, give Mean Girls instructions and turn on movie.

Work Session

Students will have as much of class time as they need to complete their projects. If we are at a point where we can work in the classroom, students will also have the opportunity to watch the movie “Mean Girls.”

After completing their project, I would like everyone to write a little compare/contrast for me. Make a T chart on your paper, and put Mean Girls on one side and Julius Caesar on the other. On the Mean Girls side, write a short paragraph (5-7 sentences) about things that are unique to Mean Girls. Do the same thing on the Caesar side.

Next, underneath the T chart, write a longer paragraph (9-11 sentences) about things that the two stories have in common. Remember, you can look for parallels in characters, in plot, in story, or even in mood/tone.

Your T-charts will be due at the end of the day, along with your projects!

Closing Session

Project check in

Assessment Strategy

Projects will be graded


Giving a choice on the project.

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