12 Genre Book Reports/Novel Responses: Help your students dive deeper into their reading with these 12 different book report assignments. Each assignment enables students to showcase their creativity while meeting your curriculum standards. This assignment covers both Fiction and Non-Fiction books.
The assignment structure rotates every three months helping students achieve mastery, while still providing student choice. Assignments can be used in any order. A teaching schedule is provided. This resource contains individual PDFs of student pages to assist with online learning i.e. Google Classroom.
1. Retell, Relate, Reflect, Review - a critical thinking and written reflection assignment.
2. Choice Board - students are provided with 3 options and must select which creative option they want to produce.
3. Sell This Book - a book talk format assignment.
Other Included Assignments:
4. Student-Created Lesson based on a Non-Fiction Book
5. Traditional Literature vs. Fractured Fairy Tales Assignment
• Assignment Sheets (labelled by genre or month)
• Levelled Rubrics
• Individual PDFs of student sheets to assist with online learning i.e. Google Classroom
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5. "I love that there are 12 genres and also different response formats. The best part about this resource is that my students were able to complete a meaningful reflection after the presentations where they had to compare and contrast at least three other students' novel reports. Since we had focused on one genre, it made it easier for them to take notes and reflect meaningfully. Excellent resource!"
Suggested Reading Schedule:
1. September /Realistic Fiction
2. October /Mystery Fiction
3. November /Graphic Novel
4. December /Science Fiction
5. January /Biography/Memoirs Non-Fiction
6. February /Historical Fiction
7. March /Classical Fiction (pre 1960)
8. April /Fantasy Fiction
9. May /Free Choice Non-Fiction
10. June /Traditional Literature + Fractured Fairy Tales
11. July/Sports Fiction
12. August/Free Choice or Free Verse Novel