Students can create a unique book report which mimics an old-fashioned photo album. Students will construct a construction paper photo album based on events from their historical fiction book by folding a large sheet of construction paper in half like a book. One sheet of construction paper will need to be placed inside and stapled at the fold. Students will add photos which they will create using the photo patterns provided. Students will write descriptions, provided in the download, to accompany photos they drew based on events from the story.
Tell students they will be photojournalists that take a journey back to the setting of their historical fiction book to take photos of important events (the plot) of the story. After they return home, they must select four photos to place inside their albums.
Using the photo patterns, from the download, students will draw and color pictures to look like real photographs of events that occur at the beginning, middle, and end of the story.