Book Floats! An exciting new twist to book reports!

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Book Floats! An Exciting Twist to Book Reports is an engaging learning activity that motivates reading, oral language, reading comprehension, creativity, and cooperative learning grades 1-4. This is the powerpoint version and it is also editable, so that you can share it with your students as a whole group using a Smart Board or Promethean Active Board.

Students, after reading their own book or a class chapter book, they don’t have to do a boring book report ; instead, they begin to create a book float. The motivation in your class will be sky high! Students can also dress up as their favorite character in the book, create a scene on their float and much more…This is a lifelong tool, you can use it with different grade levels 1-4, gifted and team classes. You can use it as a group project in class or as an individual project. Your students will enjoy it!

The short video I added to this product is for you to have a good idea and share with your students some samples of book floats. I believe it gives you more of a visual of this hands on activity.

The document contains:

Easy to follow directions and visuals
How to make a float- materials to use and float ideas
Various Student Book Float Scoring Rubric in color or B&W
Group Book Float Scoring Rubric in color or B&W
Task Cards for Oral Presentation
Book Float Student Summary
Book Float Student Checklist
Book Float Group/Team Checklist

I believe in giving back- so 10% of all the sales from this product are donated to Live Like Bella Foundation for pediatric cancer research

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** IMPORTANT You can also purchase the PDF non editable version of this product alone in my store for a lesser price.

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Mrs. Vidal-Cruz
Miami, FL

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