The best thing you should do, is get up from your sofa, go for a little walk, give your mind some time for rethinking the information and for building your opinion regarding the assigned book. So, if you are done with it, you may proceed to reading the following tips. You need to make sure that you know and understand the requirements of your assignment. Maybe you even have some instructions from your teacher, then you need to learn them thoroughly.
Use these twenty-five ideas to shake up your book-related activities. Most of the activities are adaptable across grade levels and are flexible enough for whole-group, small group, or individual assignments. Write a different ending for the book.
Pretend you are a talk show host and interview the main character. Create a travel brochure for the setting of the story or scrapbook pages about key characters.
Create a book jacket, including illustrations, an enticing synopsis, author bio, and favorable reviews. Summarize the book into a comic or story aimed for younger students or your classmates.
Write a news article about an important event from the book. Write about the decisions you would make if you were the main character in the book.
Dramatize a scene from the story with other students or using puppets. Choose two characters from the story and write a conversation they might have.
Write a letter or email to a close friend recommending the book you have just read. Make a list of new, unusual, or interesting words or phrases found in your book. Prepare a television commercial about your book.
Act out the commercial for your classmates. Write ten chat room-style questions that could be used to start an online discussion about the book.
Make sure you provide a list of answers. Explain why you think this book will or will not be read years from now. Support your opinion by stating specific events in the story. Discuss one particular episode in the story that you remember most. Describe why you think it remains so clear to you.
Address it to the publisher and mail it.
Or, see if the author has a website and email it. Write a ballad or song about the characters and events in your story. Set the words to the music of a popular song and sing it to the class. Give a dramatic reading of a scene in the book to your classmates.
Describe in detail three characters from the story. Design a poster or new book cover depicting the climax of the story. Write an acrostic poem about the book using the letters in the title of the book or the name of a character or author. Draw a classroom mural depicting a major scene s from the book.
After reading an informational book, make a scrapbook about the topics. These ideas were adapted from November!Writing book reports is one of the best ways a teacher can determine how far you have come in grasping the English language, the familiarization of the relationship of words to each other, how much you are comprehending (understanding) and how well you can communicate your understanding.
from the seventh grade onward, the book report . This book is set-up as the primary source to teach writing using the 6-writing traits. Each trait has a dedicated week and day (i.e. "voice" is taught in Week 2 with a different assignment for each day of the week and labeled as such Week 2 Day 1, 2, etc.).
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