Design a Book Jacket Book Response Project

Design a Book Jacket Book Response Project
Design a Book Jacket Book Response Project
Design a Book Jacket Book Response Project
Design a Book Jacket Book Response Project
Design a Book Jacket Book Response Project
Design a Book Jacket Book Response Project
Design a Book Jacket Book Response Project
Design a Book Jacket Book Response Project
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Challenge students to design the ultimate book jacket to show what they know about the books they have read with this creative and fun alternative book report response project!

Following the provided requirements and rubric, students will create a book jacket consisting of four information-packed panels, including a front-cover illustration; detailed descriptions of the main characters and settings; story summary; and important quotes from the story. Graphic organizers designed for each element of the book jacket are also provided to help students record and arrange their ideas.

This project assesses student reading comprehension by requiring students to identify and describe key characters and settings as well as to succinctly summarize the story. Students must also choose important quotes from the book to help potential readers understand the story.

This VERSATILE project can be used with any genre of book. It can be completed individually or in groups and is a fantastic option to differentiate product among mixed-ability students.

Assessment of the project is EASY with a rubric designed for you to develop your own evaluation scale based on the requirements of the project.

Simply print and use. Everything the student needs to complete this project--and you to assess it--is included in the file:

--Project description and requirements
--Graphic organizers
--Project design diagram


Turn book reports from drab to FAB! You can find this project plus 29 other READY-TO-USE creative alternatives to the traditional book report in Not Your Grandma's Book Report: 30 Creative Ways to Respond to Literature. This bundle of 30 projects includes everything students need to show what they know about what they've read!

--30 detailed project descriptions with requirements
--Graphic organizers for every project
--Templates to create final projects
--Rubrics specifically written for each project
--Suggested uses
--Table of Contents (what's included for each project)
--Common Core standards references

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE! Creativity, choice, and multiple intelligences are all emphasized in these reading response projects for all abilities, interests, and genres! They are also aligned with many Reading and Writing Common Core standards for grades 3-8.

SO EASY TO USE! With more than 150 pages of materials, this product is organized by project, and elements are uniform in look, layout, and language. Project descriptions, graphic organizers, final templates, and rubrics are distinguished from one another by specific page frames and uniform page headings.

SO EASY TO ASSESS! Rubrics are specific to the projects but allow for you to develop your own evaluation scale.

GREAT VALUE, GREAT QUALITY! At 50 cents per project and 150+ pages of resources, you're getting not only great value but also a comprehensive, organized and thoughtfully prepared product that frees up your valuable prep time. One-time investment = years of use!


INCORPORATE CREATIVE RESPONSE PROJECTS LIKE THIS ONE INTO A LARGER ELA PROJECT! Looking to replace traditional book reports with a comprehensive language arts project? I invite you to check out my BIG ELA Book Report Project FULL VERSION!

The BIG ELA Book Report Project turns a traditional book report into a truly comprehensive language arts activity using a combination of reading, writing, speaking, and listening tasks. Each part of this project is aligned with an ELA Common Core standard.

--Reading: Students read a book of their choice from a specified genre. Then, they demonstrate comprehension and higher-level thinking by completing two response projects from the Not Your Grandma's Book Report list.

--Writing: Students also demonstrate comprehension by completing a genre-specific handout that requires knowledge of the setting, characters, plot, problem, and solution. Students are also asked to relate the book to themselves with opinion questions that require support from the book.

--Speaking: Students use their knowledge of the book and opinions with support to prepare and give a 3-5 minute book talk to persuade classmates to read the book.

-Listening: Students demonstrate active listening skills by completing a feedback form for each book talk. Students write down details from each book talk and evaluate whether they would like to read the book in the future.

Your questions are welcome, and your feedback is appreciated!

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