Gingerbread Character Book Report Project
Students will decorate a paper (or cardboard or sandpaper) gingerbread man to look like a book character!
-Pattern to trace
-5 differentiated character analysis graphic organizers
-Notes to Teacher
-Picture of example with ideas for materials
-Simple printable version in case you are short on time
This is a simple project that you can have students complete in the month of December, or you may even send it home over Winter Break. Encourage students to read a book. You can set the guidelines. (My school used AR, so I had students choose an AR fiction book on their level.) Then, have them complete a Gingerbread character graphic organizer. Finally, have them decorate a Gingerbread Man.
Have students trace the Gingerbread Man on light brown construction paper, cardboard, or sandpaper. Then, have them take home and decorate. Note: I found a pack of 20 paper sized sheets of sandpaper at Lowes.
Option 2 (EASY!):
If you are short on time, just print the pages, and have students color with crayons, markers, or colored pencils. Option 2 can be completed in class or at home.
Display the Gingerbread Men on a bulletin board or in your window. Use the included tags to tell the title, author, character, and student’s name.
Note about the Graphic Organizers: I included 5 different simple character graphic organizers. They are based on the Common Core standards for grades 2-5. I did not include the standards on the organizers so you can pick and choose the one that is best for you and your students.
Common Core Standards:
RL.2.3 (Graphic Organizer: Gingerbread Character Response)
RL.3.3 (Graphic Organizer: Gingerbread Character Motivations and
Gingerbread Character Traits)
RL.4.3 (Graphic Organizer: Gingerbread Character Analysis)
RL.5.3 (Graphic Organizer: Gingerbread Character Interactions)
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