• Book Reports: First Quarter Book Reports will be due on Thursday, October 3rd.  The genre for this report is "Free Choice". Students should choose a book within their Lexile range.   



    PROJECTS:  Each student may choose one project from this list for his/her book report project.

    Book Test

    Prepare a test for the book you read.  You need to make a test and a separate answer key, so the test could actually be used by someone.  The test must by typed or neatly written!  Your test must include the following items:

    5 fill in the blank questions

    5 matching questions

    5 true or false questions

    5 essay questions (no answers required)

    Each question should be unique and should not be repeated!

     

    Act Out a Scene

    This project will bring out your acting ability!  Choose an important scene from your book, and practice acting it out.  Ask others in the class to help you, since most scenes require more than one person.  You may also use props to liven up your scene! Follow this procedure:

    1.  Tell us the title and author.

    2.  Tell us what happened just before the scene.

    3.  Introduce the people and tell what character they are portraying.

    4.  Act out your scene.

    5.  Explain why you felt that scene was important.

     

    Book Jacket

    This is a creative project!  It's your turn to be the illustrator.  Create a book jacket for the book you read.  "Create" means to make a design of your own; do not copy the cover the book already has!  Your book jacket must contain the following items:

    front cover:  title, author, illustration

    spine:  title, author

    back:  summary, quotes

    inside:  your name

    The summary and quotes on the back are to be created by you.  Do not copy what is already on the book!  The summary should be at least one paragraph in length.  A minimum of two quotes is required.  The quotes can be made up or you may get someone who has read the book to give you a quote.  Here are some examples:

    "An exciting tale, filled with adventure!" - John Smith

    "I couldn't put it down - it's terrific!" - Susie Jones

     

    Poster

    Theaters display posters of current films to attract moviegoers.  Music and video stores display posters to attract buyers.  For this project, you will create a poster to "sell" your book.  Include the following items:

    title

    author

    illustration

    summary (at least one paragraph)

    Your poster must be at least 12 inches by 18 inches.

     

    A Character Comes to Life

    Suppose one of the characters in your chapter book came to life and walked into your home or classroom.  This report gives a view of what this character sees, hears, and feels as he or she relates an experience from the story.

    1.  Introduce yourself as your character.

    2.  Tell about an experience from the book (from the character's point of view).

    3.  Dress similar to your character (use props if needed).

     

    Diorama

    A model of a scene from the story can be created, or a likeness of one or more of the characters from the story can be drawn or sculpted.

    Include:

    title

    author

    three-dimensional illustration

    summary of scene or character (at least one paragraph)

     

    Oral Report

    This project involves standing in front of the class, and telling us about the book you read.  This report should be rehearsed and you should not read it from a piece of paper (note cards are allowed).  Be sure to bring your book with you and share the following information:

    title

    author

    plot (what happens in the book)

    setting (where and when it happened)

    characters (include brief descriptions)

    your opinion and why

    other books written by the same author

     

    TV Commercial

    Imagine that the book you read is the basis for a new show, mini-series, or TV movie.  Present to the class a commercial for this new program.  Remember, your idea is to get us to watch this show, so grab our attention.  Bring your book up with you, tell us the title and the author, and include the following items in your commercial:

    characters

    plot

    setting

    If others are needed to help your commercial, ask someone in our class to help!

     

    GRADING

    Book Test

    5 fill in the blank - 10 points

    5 matching  - 10 points

    5 true/false - 10 points

    5 essay - 10 points

    neatness - 5 points

    grammar - 5 points

     

    Act Out a Scene

    book - 5 points

    title, author - 5 points

    set up of scene - 15 points

    scene - 15 points

    explanation of importance - 15 points

     

    Book Jacket

    title, author (front) - 5 points

    illustration - 10 points

    title, author (spine) - 5 points

    summary - 25 points

    quotes - 10 points

     

    Poster

    title - 5 points

    author - 5 points

    illustration - 15 points

    summary - 25 points

    correct size - 5 points

     

    Oral Report

    title, author - 5 points

    plot - 10 points

    setting - 10 points

    characters - 10 points

    your opinion - 5 points

    other books - 5 points

    prepared - 5 points

    book - 5 points

     

    TV Commercial

    book - 5 points

    title, author - 5 points

    commercial:

    plot - 15 points

    character - 15 points

    setting -  15 points

     

    A Character Comes to Life

    introduction - 15 points

    tell your experience - 20 points

    costume - 20 points

     

    Diorama

    title - 5 points

    author - 5 points

    3-D scene - 25 points

    summary  - 20 points