This product is one of my favorite assignments to send home with students. Students are always excited to create something and share it with their classmates, but sometimes it is a lot of extra work for teachers to coordinate these projects.
This independent book report provides students with a simple 3 step list of instructions for completing their project. For Step 1, each student will be asked to select a new book and read it. Next, they will choose a project from the list of potential projects (each includes directions) in Step 2. Step 3 is where students reflect on what they have read and created to make a few simple notecards that will be used in their presentation.
Some examples of the projects include: creating a Soda Bottle Character, making a Shoe Box Scene, drawing a Comic Strip, or writing a Letter to the Author.
I sent this same assignment home for fall break, winter break, and spring break, and did not receive a single complaint from a student or parent. Upon returning from break, I had students excited to share the books they read with their classmates and teacher.