Using the materials in this packet, students in grades 4-8 can create a book report for a Newbery Award book or a Newbery Honor book that is in the shape of the award medal. The book report packet contains eight pages: one page of directions, two book report covers, and five report pages. The report pages require students to summarize their book, describe and illustrate their favorite part, make a recommendation for/against their book, and determine why they think the book received the Newbery Award/Honor.
This activity makes a nice addition to Middle School Language Arts classes serving as a tool to motivate students to read good literature. The finished products create an attractive display in a classroom or school library.