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:
3. Main Characters
4. Retelling: Beginning
5. Retelling: Middle
6. Retelling: End
7. My Favorite Part
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.
Raking in Good Books (Fall/September)
Reading Makes Your Mind BLOOM (Spring/May)
Fall - Raking in Good Books
Halloween - Reading is a Sweet Treat
Resources created by Jessica Lawler, "Joy in the Journey"
Joy in the Journey