End dull book reports and differentiate peer book reviews! With this project, students create a trifold pamphlet selling the novel they read to their peers. Completed projects make a colorful and captivating bulletin board that focuses student interest. In addition, projects stored in a resource file provide countless opportunities for students to answer that question “What should I read now?” Not much is more powerful than a favorable peer review.
Students reflect on their novel choices, summarize the plot (without telling the ending), list and describe main characters, state some new vocabulary, describe the story’s setting, synthesize and state a compelling reason for their peers to read this book, and give a list of several other books by the same author. They are to create a brochure that will interest their peers.
The activity packet includes notes to the teacher, a project description, student directions, 3 template choices for the trifold pamphlet, a completed SAMPLE project that may be used as an example, and a project evaluation rubric.
Your students will use this project over and over! While I like the project best as an individual choice activity, it is also suitable for whole class instruction. 12 pages. Designed for middle school (grades 4-8) and high school.