This is a great reading project that can be used with any class novel, literature circle book or independent book. It includes a reading log, four worksheets on figurative language, conflict, character and setting as well as a creative final project: The Book Ball.
The book ball requires students to analyze 12 different aspects of their book (characters, setting, conflicts, main events...etc.) and write a book review. Then put them all together in a beautiful display to hang in your classroom.
This final project can be modified for any grade level as the requirements you set for each section can be made as rigorous or as general as you like!
ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BOOK BALL:
First have students fill in each pentagon with information, pictures, quotes from the book or any other requirement you desire. Then cut each circle out. Then fold along the pentagon lines and arrange the tiles in the spiral shape shown in the picture (included). Then glue or tape the tiles together in that shape. Finally, start from the center tile and glue all adjacent tiles together (the ones forming the acute angles around the center tile) with the pictures / information facing out. Then fold up the remaining tiles to make the top of the ball.
Hang the book balls from your ceiling or in the library for a great display of student reading!
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