Book Flatlay Project

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6th - 8th
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My students loved this resource. It allowed them to creatively express information about the novels they read. It made for interesting and entertaining presentations.
Fabulous resource! Highly recommend this to others educators. Very creative and thorough. Students loved it!


Book Flatlay Project | PDF and Digital Formats: Help students showcase their thinking about their reading with this Book Flatlay (sometimes called a Book Bento) Assignment. Students will learn how to create a Book Flatlay image and then justify their prop choices by finding evidence in the text to support their ideas. This assignment is a great book report alternative or a creative way for students to showcase their learning after completing an independent reading novel, literature circle book or whole class novel.

Lesson Outline

  1. What is a Flatlay? Lessons for modeled, shared, and independent instruction
  2. Book Flatlay Assignment & Assessment

Resource Includes:

  • Teacher lesson plan
  • Student assignment sheet
  • Graphic organizers
  • Assignment assessment options standards-based and points-based rubrics
  • Example flatlay photo and write up
  • Curriculum alignment Ontario Curriculum and Common Core

Resource Notes

  • This resource is a non-editable PDF.
  • Students must have access to technology to take a photo or create a photo digitally.

Teacher Feedback

  1. “Love this!  A great idea.  Students were engaged. “
  2.  “A great option for a Book Report!”
  3. “This is like gold....we have no resources at all for the intermediates, so this was perfect for my class. Many thanks!!”

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
Compare and contrast a fictional portrayal of a time, place, or character and a historical account of the same period as a means of understanding how authors of fiction use or alter history.


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