Creative activities for ANY book--PLUS a PowerPoint on how to craft a book report!
Mention the words “book report,” and chances are, you’ll see eyes roll. Nip that collective groan in the bud by offering your students fun alternatives—choices that allow them to connect to a book in ways that are meaningful for them individually. This packet contains a host of creative, fun-filled activities that allow students to tap into their own interests and talents—whether art, music, writing, building, technology, etc.—while nurturing a love for reading. Great for struggling or reluctant readers, the activities are adaptable across a wide range of grade levels and are flexible enough for individual, pair or small group work.
And because the traditional book report still has an important place inside the classroom (particularly with the shift to Common Core and its emphasis on writing and textual evidence), we’ve got that covered too—with assignments for fiction or non-fiction books as well as an accompanying PowerPoint presentation with tips for students on how to create a fabulous book report.
This bundle includes:
• 30 creative book report alternatives,
including detailed descriptions and requirements
• 2 traditional book report assignments,
one for fiction and one for non-fiction
• Detailed rubrics
for both traditional and non-traditional assignments
• A reading log
that enables students to set goals, take notes, record new vocabulary words and summarize what they’ve read (also offered as a separate free product on TpT)
• An accompanying PowerPoint
teaching the basics on how to craft an exceptional book report.
Finally, so that you can customize the assignments—add, delete or change them for your classroom—the packet is offered as both an editable PowerPoint and as a PDF.
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Keywords: Book Reports, Book Report Alternatives, Creative Book Projects, Creative Activities for any Book, Reluctant Readers, Struggling Readers, Reader Response, Reading Log, Book Report Rubric, Creative Activities for Novels