Do you want to foster a love of reading informational texts? Do you want to encourage your students to be creative and use their imaginations? Do you believe that the arts should be included in the reading and writing classroom? Then, this Pop Bottle Biography Book Project is just what you are looking for! Your students will LOVE this project because they will have an opportunity to choose a person who they are interested in learning more about. As teachers, we all know how important choice in the classroom truly is! I highly recommend the Who Is/Was Biography series for this book project, but you can use any biography books you want.
This project has 3 important parts:
1. Reading the chapter book
2.Writing the report
3. Creating the pop bottle art project
I allow my students about a month to do this project. Students can do the reading and writing parts in class if you choose. The pop bottle project can be done as a family project at home. This encourages families to work together.
Included in this resource, you will receive the following:
*Student/family information packet to send home with detailed project directions
*Materials needed for the project
*2 pages of sample pictures from past students
*Graphic Organizer for Multiple Paragraph Essay
*Scoring rubrics for all 3 parts (written, oral, pop bottle project)
-Grading rubric for written report (20 points)
-Grading rubric for pop bottle project (10 points)
-Grading rubric for oral presentation (10 points)
I hope your students love doing this project as much as my students have! It has certainly become a favorite among my third graders. :)