I have put together these five book projects over the course of the past several years. I prefer them to more traditional book reports because they allow for a little more creativity on the studentsÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½ part and therefore most students enjoy putting these projects together for me. I usually use them to assess independent reading throughout the year, but have occasionally also had students put together a project for a class read aloud or as part of a final assessment of a literature circle.
I designed all the projects to be worth the same number of points (30) so that students can choose the project they want to complete independent of what project their classmates are doing. I typically start the year with everyone completing a poster (page 6) on a book they read over the summer so I can teach them what I am looking for in their write ups and how to follow the project sheet to earn a high score. Throughout the process I remind my students that the project sheet is their Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½ticket to an AÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½ because it is the scoring sheet I will use to grade their final projects.
Book projects included:
Letter to the Author