Do your students groan at the mention of book reports? Try a student-led Book Exploration Unit instead! In this unit, students work through three levels of hands-on assignments, already differentiated for different levels of reading comprehension and skill, and later complete a book talk to share their findings with their classmates.
The Book Exploration Unit includes instructions, a sample schedule for the unit, three levels of assignments, and a book talk presentation sheet. This unit could easily be adapted to literacy circles, class read-alouds, or personal reading assignments. The possibilities are endless!