My students are creating CD's for their next presentation of an outside reading book. They need to create a CD that reflects a particular literary element of their outside reading book. Along with the CD, they need printed lyrics and to make connections between the literary element, the lyrics, and the book. As well, I require some background on the book (like you would get on the CD jacket of the music group). Last year they were very interesting and quite good to hear. Just a different means of presentation!
Another variation of this project is that they can do a personal compilation CD of the main character. Teens always make their own playlists on their Ipods and CD's , why not do one for the main character of an outside reading book?