Thanksgiving Book Project for ANY Book

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Grade Levels
2nd - 5th
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23 pages
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I'm Thankful for Books is a fun print-and-go project booklet can be used to motivate students to read and deepen their comprehension and re-telling skills after they read any book.

During the month of November we often talk about what we're thankful for - why not generate your students' interest in books and give them valuable practice identifying story elements at the same time? This fun and engaging resource that includes everything you need to assign, complete, and assess a project that can be used with ANY BOOK! (picture book or chapter book)

The project asks your students to create a turkey-shaped booklet that assesses their reading comprehension and understanding of basic story elements. The pages include:

1. Cover

2. Setting

3. Main Characters

4. Retelling: Beginning

5. Retelling: Middle

6. Retelling: End

7. My Favorite Part

8. Problem/Solution

9. Theme

10. Something New I Learned

11. My Rating of the Book (1-5 stars) and Why

The packet also includes full student directions and a rubric for the teacher to use when grading the project.

Note: There are two versions of the turkey booklet – small (2 to a page) and large (1 to a page)

This would make an excellent bulletin board display! Also, it can be a wonderful way for the students to get book recommendations from their classmates.

This is in a series of monthly book report templates.

Check out:

Reading Makes Your Mind BLOOM (Spring/May)

Fall - Raking in Good Books

Halloween - Reading is a Sweet Treat

Resources created by Jessica Lawler

Total Pages
23 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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