An excellent homework assignment for an extended three or four day weekend, Spring Break, or Winter Break. This document comes in Word format so it is 100% editable. Includes a rubric and directions for both the student and parents.
Students read a chapter book at their level, then, using a paper bag from a grocery store, complete a book report written on the outside of the bag (draw and explain a scene from the book, summary of the book, Venn diagram comparison of two main characters, 1-4 review of the book, 10 interesting words from the book with inferred definitions, and finally 8 items that go inside of the bag that represent aspects of the book).
Year after year this has been one of my students' favorite assignments! Parents say how engaged and excited students are to work through and present their book report. Again the document is fully editable to fit your needs.