This activity can be used as a book report or assessment over a novel studied in class. It really challenges the kids to combine poetry, literary elements and narrative form into one quick project. This is one thing that students cannot download or copy/pasted from the internet.
Included is a directions sheet for students and a rubric for grading. This correlates to Common Core and can be left as work for a sub if needed because the directions are very specific. It is in Word form so that you can easily edit to fit your personal needs for novel study and student expectations based on differing grade levels.
Task: Write a narrative poem that captures the major events of any book you read this year. You could also use a movie you have seen recently or a season worth of a TV show. Your job is to retell the entire plot, describe characters and setting while using poetic devices at the same time.