Students practice the skills of independent reading, summarizing, hooks and leads, cliffhangers, writing to entertain, and script writing, in this fun alternative to a book report - a book commercial.
This project can easily be adapted for different grade levels (picture books and novels will both work nicely!), as well as for different times of the year. It can be used as a jumping point to encourage summer reading! The commercials could also be filmed to create a keepsake DVD for the class.