AR BOOKS: Students get a chance to pick out one AR or chapter book every Thursday at library. AR points are gained after reading an "AR" Accelerated Reader book and taking a test on it, depending on how well they score on their test, they can gain AR points. If a book is NOT an "AR" book students may still read that book and write a book report on it instead. Book reports should be a summary of the book and should follow this outline: 13 AR due end of 2nd marking, Jan. 10th.
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Classroom Book Projects
We have been reading classroom novels together. As a culminating activity, after each novel, we will be doing individual projects. Here is a list of projects your student has recieved. They have a choice on which project they will complete. They may only do each project once.
End of the Book Project Options
1.) Cereal Box
Use a cereal box, place a summary of the book on the side, activity on the back, and cover page on the front. All four sides of the box should be covered with something. Inside put a prize that connects with the story.
Create a children’s ABC book. Include information from the novel for each letter of the alphabet. This can include characters, events, objects, etc. Make sure that you include the word, an illustration, and a description for each letter.
3.) Trading Cards
Create a packet with trading cards for each character of the story. A picture on the front of each card, with a description on the back of each card. Make a cover slip for them to go in.
Pretend that you are having an auction. Gather or create 15 artifacts from the novel. These can be drawn, hand-made, or something from home. Use your imagination! While you are presenting this to the class, explain the importance of each item from the story.
Design a billboard based on information from the novel. Make sure that you create a colorful display of information that shows a complete understanding of the entire book you have read. You can include pictures, words, or anything else that will get your point across.
6.) Board Game
Create a game based on the novel. Design the game board and develop at least 20 questions that show your in-depth understanding of what you have just read. This can include thin but mostly thick questions. The finished product should look professional.
7.) Diary Entries
Pretend that you are the main character of the story. Write 10 diary entries that the character could have written. Seven of the entries should include information from the text that was read during the novel. Three of the entries should be written after the book has been read. (What happened next for the character?) The journal entries should include the innermost thoughts of the character. Remember that you are writing the entries from his/her point of view.
Extra! Extra! Read all about it! What would the newspaper look like from the town the story takes place in? Here is your chance to show the rest of us. Create a newspaper. You should include articles based on events that have occurred in the novel, the weather of the town where the story takes place, games (word search, crossword puzzle), or anything else that you feel is important.
9.) PowerPoint Presentation
You can create a presentation that has at least 8 slides. You must include a slide on each story element (characters, setting, plot, problem, and solution). Also, you can include other information that you think would be important (a storyline twist, point of view, themes discussed, etc.). Make sure that you include appropriate graphics and transitions. Be creative!
A scrapbook is a book that is made to preserve memories. Think about the novel you have just read and what memories or mementos that a character in your novel might include in one. Create a scrapbook that has 10 pages-you must also create a cover for it. Include 10 pictures drawn, cut out from a magazine, or printed from the computer. You must also include small description for each.
11.) Sing Me a Song
Create a song for the novel you have just read that could be included in the soundtrack to the movie version of this book. You can record the song or sing the song to the class.
12.) Travel Brochure
Create a travel brochure to the setting of the story. Make sure to include local attractions and the people that live there.
13.) Letter to the Author
Write a letter to the author of the story. Ask the author questions about the characters and tell them what you liked and did not like about the story.
14.) Voice thread
Create a digital voice thread explaining which character you must related to and why. Also your rating of the book and explanation of how you determined rating.
create your own webpage dedicated to the book
16.) Create a movie of the book- using moviemaker