A fun and easy way to organize book reports for lower elementary students! Some pages have alternatives so you can swap out the sections that you want!
This pack includes these sections:
-Book Information: Title, Author, Illustrator?
-Setting: Where/when does the story take place? What do you see that proves led you to infer the setting?
-Characters: Who are the characters? Who is the main character? What is a character trait to describe a character and why?
-Sight Words/Tricky words in the story
-Summary: First, Second, Third
-Rating: What is this story about? What is your favourite part? What would you rate the story
-Cover/Pictures: Draw a picture of the cover, draw a picture of yourself reading, draw your favourite character
*Also includes Canadian and American spelling options because the word "favourite" appears on a couple of pages
-I used this as a semi-independent project in my Grade One class.
-If you have standing chart paper, simply cut and layer so that it looks like the flipbook itself. (Projecting these pages from your computer onto your board will work too so that they become familiar with the format.)
-Over the course of about a week, I introduced and reviewed different pages/story element with my students with each story we read each day. We would discuss each of these pages/story elements and review the others we had learned.
-The week after, I let my students choose from a selection of new books that I hadn’t put in my classroom library yet. They each chose 2 books that looked interesting to them.
-I recruited some older students to do some buddy reading with my Grade Ones since they couldn’t independently read these books yet. Then, my students decided which one of the two books they’d rather do their book report on.
-I created a discussion guide so that the older reading buddies could go over these story elements with my students so that they would know what to write later on.
-Some of my students could do this independently with little assistance and some needed more help. The level of scaffolding will depend on your class of students.
-Good luck! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!