Do your students grumble every time you mention the words book reports? Education World presents 25 ideas for you to use or adapt. Ideas for cyber book reports!
Students just need an ordinary clothes hanger.
The body of the hanger is used to identify the book and the cards on the strings dangling below are filled with information like characters, setting, and a summary.
Dodecahedron Students flip out for this cool ball-shaped book report.
SO much information can be covered on the 12 panels. This one allows students to take a deep dive in a creative way.
Stellated Dodecahedron This 3D project is a little more complicated than the ball described above, but just imagine the constellation of stars hanging from your classroom ceiling after the students present their report!
Instead of simply decorating each panel as shown above, students can write important facts and information on each surface when it is flat, of course then construct their story star. Paper Bag Book This clever book report is made from ordinary paper bags.
Stack the paper bags on top of each other, fold in half, and staple the closed off ends of the bags together.
Students can write, draw, and decorate on the paper bag pages. They can also glue information on writing or drawing paper onto the pages. The open ends of the bags can be used as pockets to insert photos, cut-outs, postcards or other flat items that help them tell their story.Wanda Swenson—Middle School Lang.
Arts Middle School Book Reports This quarter you will prepare and present to your class a book report project about an AR book you have read. For this report you may daily thoughts and activities for 2+ weeks (14 days) in the life of your character.
Orally present your diary to the class.
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View the parent's newsletter, articles, & weekly picks for Preschool, Grade School, & Middle School. If you notice big eye rolls or hear lots of groaning when you mention the words "book reports," it's probably time to shake up your repertoire of book-related activities. From developing chat room-style discussion questions and writing online book reviews to designing book covers and creating pitches to "sell" Oprah on a favorite author, there are many innovative alternatives to traditional book reports.