I love hearing about what my students have read, but found that book reports were not only tedious and time-consuming for my students to finish, but also for me to grade! I have used these alternative ideas the last few years and can honestly say, the kids love them as much as I do! The focus gets to remain on the enjoyment and comprehension of the biography they are reading. I hope your class enjoys these ideas as well!
This product includes:
- Individual book report– Biography Brochure (copy first 2 pages back to back and trifold) & grading rubric
- Group presentation- speech and poster guidelines (I've used the Smartboard or butcher block paper)
- Biography Tree with directions– can be used as an alternative assignment or an extension activity! You can use the reproducible or the students can draw their own for a more individualistic and artistic design!
- Designed pages for report cover and report (I've used these for groups writing a report together)