Independent Reading Book Assignments

Independent Reading Book Assignments
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  1. Don’t judge a book by it’s cover, sometimes we as readers get hung up on what a book looks like, and simply leave it on the shelf. Maybe the artist did not do a good job, or maybe the font simply is not your liking, but what if a student is missing out on a great book simply because it was “attracti
  2. This 3 page Independent Reading Assignment is to be used side by side with a student's independent reading book. The Book Review writing assignment asks students to be "critics". Students will write a book review describing the plot, and students' job is to be critical of their book and dissect it s
  3. This 11 page Independent Reading Assignment is to be used side by side with a student's independent reading book. The genre writing book review assignment explores ALL genres and asks students to think about what devices an author uses to showcase the specific genre of the book they have read. Then,
  4. This assignment is to be given to students while they read their independent book or even a book the whole class is doing together. Students will write an alternate ending for their story. This guided handout includes: -Directions for the assignment (Expectations for each page)-Guided questions abo
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Do your students lack motivation to read on their own? This bundle is for you. Utilize the writing process by giving students the opportunity to be creative with their independent reading book. This bundle includes 4 project ideas.

1. Create an alternate ending assignment

2. Write a Book Review

3. Write a Genre Guide Book Review

4. Blind Date with a Book Activity

Each of the assignments are as follows:

Alternate Ending:

This assignment is to be given to students while they read their independent book or even a book the whole class is doing together. Students will write an alternate ending for their story. This guided handout includes:

-Directions for the assignment (Expectations for each page)

-Guided questions about the book they are reading (for teacher use)

-A graphic organizer to help students brainstorm their ending

-A rubric to be attached to their final product.

(*Note the rubric requires them to use a minimum of 3 vocabulary words they have learned in class)

Book Review:

This 3 page Independent Reading Assignment is to be used side by side with a student's independent reading book. The Book Review writing assignment asks students to be "critics".

Students will write a book review describing the plot, and students' job is to be critical of their book and dissect it so that future readers will use student opinion to help them decide whether they want to read that type of book or not. 

The product includes:

Student Copy

Writing Assignment with step by step breakdown of how to write the review

Book Review Template

Guided notes to use while reading which ask student to write down:

Character, setting, theme, plot summary, and more...

Genre Guide:

This 11 page Independent Reading Assignment is to be used side by side with a student's independent reading book. The genre writing book review assignment explores ALL genres and asks students to think about what devices an author uses to showcase the specific genre of the book they have read.

Then, students will write a book review describing the plot, and students' job is to be critical of their book and dissect it so that future readers will use student opinion to help them decide whether they want to read that type of book or not. 

The product includes:

Teacher and Student Copy (Teacher copy graphic organizer is completely filled, while student copy is partially filled for note taking)

Notes on all types of genres (fiction and nonfiction)

Writing Assignment with step by step breakdown of how to write the review

Book Review Template

Guided notes to use while reading which ask student to write down:

Character, setting, theme, plot summary, and more...

Blind Date with a Book

Don’t judge a book by it’s cover, sometimes we as readers get hung up on what a book looks like, and simply leave it on the shelf. Maybe the artist did not do a good job, or maybe the font simply is not your liking, but what if a student is missing out on a great book simply because it was “attractive enough”. Students will now go on a “blind date” with a book. Using the optional book list provided, pick a book based solely on its summary and begin “dating”. 

What's Included:

Project requirements

Optional Book List with summaries (over 70 titles)

Book Review Template

Guided reading handout

Book Cover Directions Component

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Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.
Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
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