CREATE Project: Words and Pictures


Some people read for fun and do it their free time while others think it’s a job that they have to do. I’ve always thought of myself as the former, so this Reading Challenge was perfect for me–it involved reading, something I enjoy anyway, as a project that I had to for school. Though I really like to read, nowadays I find myself not reading books that I haven’t been assigned as much as I used to, and with this challenge I was forced to read more in terms of quantity and variety. I chose to present this challenge in a series of visual quotes, one for each book I read.

Reading Challenge

This demonstrates my ability from the English Common Core Standards to “Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone” from the reading standard because I had to find quotes and use their contexts to portray it visually. I also “[Made] strategic use of digital media…in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest” from the speaking standard since I created all of my quotes on Pages or Canva, and am sharing it on my blog. The speaking and listening standard of “Draw[ing] evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research” is also evident, seeing as how I quoted from the books in order to show a core and profound message from each through the quote itself, the background image, formatting, and font. Below are the visual quotes I made for all the books, enjoy!


Girl in Translation

Girl on the Train

I Am Malala

Ruby Red

Star Wars

The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson

The Coral Island