Are you tired of Book Reports? This outline provides your students with four artistic extensions that allow them to share their understanding of any novel they are reading in a creative and 3 dimensional manner. ABC booklets, mobiles, sculptures, and cubes tap into higher level thinking skills. Get those brains working!
You can tap into the oral presentations as well when the students share their personal projects.
Choice is key and students love to pick and choose a project to highlight their own strengths. My students loved to have something tangible when they were done, and parents often saved this project!
I always tried to secure a time in our school library to display the best of the class's designs so that others in the building could also enjoy some artistic elements from books they too may have read.
A rubric is included to help you assess the students' work. I gave this to my students so they could use it as a check list as they were working on the project.
Peer grading could also be done as a way to generate more points if you are needing more points. This also can be an effective way to "peer edit" and allow students to make any revisions based on a peer's comments before they submitted to you.