Realistic Fiction Genre Book Report Suitcase Project & Rubric Craftivity

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Realistic Fiction Genre Suitcase Book Report Project

In my 5th grade class, I focus on a different genre every few weeks. Students are required to read a book in that genre at home or during silent reading time/free time. Instead of an essay every time, I create different projects to do. As my school is Title 1, I develop projects that are fun and creative, yet easy to make. For this project, students only need paper,ruler, glue, scissors, and perhaps colors. Teachers could easily provide the materials to students.

For the suitcase book project, students will spack a suitcase for the main character of the book. An iPad will be a book review, and the clothing will focus on elements of fiction: main character, setting, conflict, and resolution. Students also need to create an "character's choice" item to pack in the suitcase and provide specific text evidence for the item.

This printable file includes:
1. description of the traits of the realistic fiction genre.
2. suggested book list.
3. detailed description of the suitcase book project requirements.
4. suitcase assembly direction pages.
5. suitcase project templates.
6. a checklist for students to use to make sure their project is complete.
7. a rubric.

Class time will vary depending upon how much time the teacher gives students in class to work on their project.

For my students, we spend part of a class period in the library looking for books in the genre that are on their levels. Students select a book and I keep a record of the books selected.
Once everyone has a book selected, I give students 2 1/2 - 3 weeks to read and complete the project.

In addition, I take three - five days and have students present their books and projects. (I use this as an oral presentation grade.) I find it is better to do a few presentations at a time.

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Realistic Fiction Genre Book Report Suitcase Project & Rub
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Realistic Fiction Genre Book Report Suitcase Project & Rub
Realistic Fiction Genre Book Report Suitcase Project & Rub
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