My students love to work in book clubs, digging into a new book, saving their thoughts, and then meeting with their classmates to discuss what they’ve read. As we finish our lessons on the Adventure genre, I like to make sure that all students “get it”. I knew I needed a more performance based assessment that ensured both individual accountability and group participation. This resource has both!
Pages 5 & 6, printed front to back, make a short and sweet folded book to glue into an interactive notebook or just to use as is. The rubric on the back of the book is repeated on page 7 in case you do decide to glue the back of the little book. The other half of page 7 is a general rubric that you can use anytime for book club meetings. The little book can be used as an individual assessment as well as a planning piece for the group performance task.
The rest of the pages contain frames to be used by the book club group to create a group poster as a performance task after they complete their reading and discussion of the book. Give a poster board or four sheets of 11” by 18” construction paper, or a large “anchor chart” paper to each group. Students should fill the frames with the required info and add color to create a collage poster for display. A little washi tape, stickers, and glitter can add pizzazz, but are optional. Crayons, markers, or colored pencils should work out fine.
Student directions for the poster task are on page 8. A group rubric is on page 9.
I hope that these performance tasks will be a meaningful and fun way to assess your adventure book clubs!