Book Report Projects

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Tired of grading boring book report essays? Me too! This Book Report Project allows students to CHOOSE their own way of sharing their knowledge about the book they read. The projects showcase students' talents and interests! Students are able to select between 34 varied projects. No more 20 essays! Students can get creative and show off their abilities!

This resource can be used for FICTION and NONFICTION! I have included project requirements and resources for both.

Students will choose a book and a project. Each project, no matter the project medium chosen, has the same book report requirements. The pages in the book report resource walk students through each step of choosing the right book and project to show off their talents.

3 different rubrics are included! The rubrics are tweaked a little based on the project that the student chooses.

There are 3 options for this Book Report Project. You can do the work in class OR you can send the project home with your students. I have also include a QUARTERLY OPTION. This is my favorite! You can have the students do a book report project each quarter! I have included Parent Letters for all of these options.

EDITABLE OPTIONS! Parent letters and approved book lists can be edited by you to fit your students’ needs!

One completely EDITABLE Parent Letter is included so that you can compose for your parents and your class’ specific needs. The other Parent Letters have an EDITABLE due date and signature!

Book report aids and tools are included. If your students choose to do flip books, dodecahedrons, puzzles, flowers, banana splits, comics and others will have the help of these aids!

Students having trouble organizing their thoughts? No worries! Graphic organizers and helpful handouts are included to get your students on the right track. This resource includes webs, Venn diagrams, plot organizers, and so much more!

This Resource is Helpful for:

⇔Grade level teachers wanting to encourage and challenge with projects geared toward students’ talents and interests

⇔Grade level teachers wanting to ignite a love of reading

⇔Reading specialist that want to emphasize the importance of reading

⇔Special education teachers hoping to spark students’ interest in reading

Here’s What You Can Expect to See in this Resource:

→3 Resource Options:

•A quarterly option if you wish to do a project each quarter

•Doing the projects in the classroom

•Sending the project to be home for completion.

•Pick the one that best suits your classroom’s needs!

→Editable parent letters explaining the project

→Editable recommended book lists

→Clear and easy to follow student directions. Each part is broken down into step-by-step instructions.

→Student guides that walk them through the choosing process

→An abundance of creative projects that allow students to showcase their talents and strengths.

→A student checklist to see if their project is on track

→3 book report project rubrics for students to self-evaluate and for teachers to assess student work.

→Book report project aids

→YouTube video links to help explain some of the projects

→Google App video tutorials from YouTube

→Graphic organizers to help students stay on track

→Sample student work- evaluate as a class with the aid of the rubrics to give students clear vision of requirements

In this Project, Students Will:

►Read a recommend book.

►Choose a project to best showcase their talents and interests.

►Use writing based on their reading to create their projects.

►Create a project that follows requirements and meets project guidelines.

►Use a check list to evaluate their progress

►Self-evaluate their projects with rubrics.

Project Choices:

☆Rap / Song



☆Mini Comic Book / Strip

☆Author / Character Interview

☆Living Book Report – Main Character

☆Google Site

☆Video Commercial

☆Google Slides / PowerPoint

☆Dear Diary


☆Watercolor Rainbow

☆Pizza Box

☆In the Bag!


☆Charm Bracelet

☆Piece of Cake / Pie

☆Flip Book

☆Puzzle It Out!

☆Overalls and Pockets

☆Book Blooms

☆Movie Ticket

☆Banana Split

☆Cereal Box

☆Newspaper Review

☆Clothes Line


☆Letter to the Author or Main Character

☆Quiz It! Google Forms or Written

☆News Report Live!

☆Peep Box


☆Board Game


My Other Student Choice Projects:

Black History Project

Presidents Project

Women's History Project

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My Mission

This resource was designed to help you REACH your students and IGNITE that wonder inside of them. I wanted to create a resource to support you while you CONNECT with your students over exciting projects that are infused with the 21st century skills of collaboration and problem solving.

I am passionate about helping YOU positively impact your students’ lives and I want to aid you in EMPOWERING your students to be LIFELONG learners! I am super excited to work with you on reaching your students!


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, in the grades 4–5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.


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