As a third grade teacher, I try to find an academic connection for all things cutesy and fun, otherwise I really can't justify it. :) If you're looking for a way to bring an academic focus to your Valentine's Day party, this may be right up your alley! Essentially, your students will choose books to write book reports about, then they will decorate their Valentine's Day boxes to represent them and present their reports in front of the class! It's a great way to turn something non-academic into a meaningful learning opportunity! Happy Teaching!
Cover p. 1
Introduction and Photos p. 2
Parent Letters (Color and BW) p.3-4
Option 1: Colored Set p. 5
- Two Colored Covers (boy or girl) p. 6-7
- Sweet Selection (Title, Author, Genre) p. 8
- Characters p. 9
- Setting p. 10
- Beginning p. 11
- Middle p. 12
- End p. 13
- Book Report p. 14
Option 2 p. 15
- Problem p. 16
- Climax p. 17
- Resolution p. 18
Black and White Version of BOTH OPTIONS p. 19-31
RUBRICS (Both Options) p. 32-33
Acknowledgments p. 34
Great activity. Nice way of making Valentine's Day a "teaching opportunity" Kids loved it. One small typo in the parent letter.
March 11, 2013
My kiddos loved doing these!
February 27, 2013
Clear and organized. Just what I was looking for for a February book report!
February 21, 2013
Great resource! I just used this for my February book reports, the kids really enjoyed putting them together and they looked great! Thanks! :)
February 18, 2013
These turned out SOOOO CUTE!!! Thank you!
February 17, 2013
February 16, 2013
This was a great resource!
February 15, 2013
Especially liked the Book Review component. Use it for my students first piece of persuasive writing.
February 14, 2013
This is great!
February 12, 2013
I would love to see more specific criteria for the writing of the report. Like complete sentences, correct capitalization and punctuation, details etc. But I was wavering on if it is too much with all the other stuff I am doing and just decided to go for it. Thanks so much for your great work.
I will most likely be adding that component. I thought about including it after introducing the idea to my kiddos. For my own needs, I really want them to focus on story elements that are commonly found in fictional stories, but that's based on our timing and skills this nine-weeks. I am going to try to add the nonfiction component this week...if I can fit it in. This week is going to be hectic! Thanks for the suggestion! :)