Use these twenty-five ideas to shake up your book-related activities. Most of the activities are adaptable across grade levels and are flexible enough for whole-group, small group, or individual assignments. Write a different ending for the book.
Crouch down behind your character and describe yourself as the character.
Tell what your role is in the book and how you relate to the other character you have made. Create a sculpture of a character.
Use any combination of soap, wood, clay, sticks, wire, stones, old toy pieces, or any other object. An explanation of how this character fits into the book should accompany the sculpture.
Interview a character from your book. However you choose to present your interview is up to you. If you are reading the same book as one or more others are reading, dramatize a scene from the book. Write a script and have several rehearsals before presenting it to the class.
Prepare an oral report of 5 minutes. Give a brief summary of the plot and describe the personality of one of the main characters. Be prepared for questions from the class. Give a sales talk, pretending the students in the class are clerks in a bookstore and you want them to push this book.
Build a miniature stage setting of a scene in the book. Include a written explanation of the scene. Make several sketches of some of the scenes in the book and label them.
Describe the setting of a scene, and then do it in pantomime.
Construct puppets and present a show of one or more interesting parts of the book. Dress as one of the characters and act out a characterization.
Imagine that you are the author of the book you have just read. Suddenly the book becomes a best seller. Write a letter to a movie producer trying to get that person interested in making your book into a movie. Explain why the story, characters, conflicts, etc.No need to dread a book report!
When kids find titles that are engaging, interesting, and thought-provoking, they're hooked. If it's fiction, students can dissect plot, theme, and characters. If it's nonfiction, they can plunge into a subject that fascinates them or learn .
Ready-to-Go Genre Book Reports by Susan Ludwig NEW YORK • TORONTO • LONDON • AUCKLAND • SYDNEY The projects in this book can be used in a number of ways. Some suggestions are listed below, but feel free to adapt them to meet the needs of your students, schedule, and. My book report projects are unique in shape, but simple in supplies!
After you have printed out the unique book report templates, the only materials that you will need to have in your classroom to complete these book report projects are scissors, glue, tape, and coloring pencils.
This list of 40 creative book project ideas offers deeper thinking for students than traditional book reports. This page also has independent study project ideas with a communication arts focus.
Both lists are available to print or download. In turn, the book report is a tool that allows you, the reader, to demonstrate that you have understood all the nuances of the text you just read.
What's a Book Report? In the broadest terms, a book report describes and summarizes a work of fiction or nonfiction. My Rules For Book Projects.
Kids should choose their own books (hopefully on their reading level) We usually decide on a book on Friday, select the project on Monday, then the project is due the following Friday (when it’s turned in, they choose their next book!) The schedule itself isn’t important, but I like my kids to know what to expect.