Monday, December 5, 2011

Alternatives to the Boring Old Book Report

In order to expose students to a variety of book genres,  my grade level has the students read one Accelerated Reader book and one book of a chosen genre.  We have the students take a computerized test on the AR book.  Students do either projects or summaries on the genre book.  Here's the schedule of genres and projects:


Month
Genre
Project
September
Realistic Fiction
Summary
October
Biography or Autobiography
Wanted Poster
November
Mystery
Summary
December
Realistic Fiction
Free Choice Project
January
Fantasy
Summary
February
Poetry
Poetry Book Jacket
March
Historical Fiction
Summary
April
Biography or Autobiography
Timeline
May
Free Choice
No project

Here are the links to my Teachers Pay Teachers store so you can go pick some of these projects up for FREE:
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Biography-Wanted-Poster-Book-Report
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Paper-Bag-Biography-Book-Report
I just read a post about using PowerPoint to do book reports, which I plan to use next year.  Go check it out for yourself:  http://atimetoshareandcreate.blogspot.com/2011/12/book-reportthe-powerpoint-way.html

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