This book report is a creative way for students to apply their knowledge of literary terms (Plot diagram terms, climax, theme ), analyze their book, and practice Common Core skills such as summarize, word/vocabulary study, cite textual evidence, and speaking/listening skills. This book report project can be used with any fiction book.
I utilize this book report as a way to individualize and differentiate reading instruction in my classroom. First, students receive the Lexile Level through the county’s benchmarking tests-MAP. Each student is required to find a fiction book that is at the upper-end of their Lexile level. This means that each student will be reading at the level that will help increase his/her reading level. I require the students to bring in the book by a certain date. I conference with each student about their book choice and I place the title and Lexile level in a record on my internet grade book.
Students then use the information provided to create a file folder book report. Included in this product are: A student sample that will illustrate for students what the final product should look like, directions for students to follow, and a PowerPoint presentation to help introduce the project.