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August 29, 2014

Out-of-the-Box Book Report Projects

Attention classroom teachers & homeschool educators:
Today, I am featuring some of my favorite out-of-the-box book report projects from my Teachers Pay Teachers shop! 
Book Report Projects
I have had great success using these creative "out of the box" activities with varying age groups of elementary students! These projects can be adjusted to fit your specific needs - no matter the age, grade, or teaching environment. 

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A unique twist on the traditional book report format~
This assignment requires students to use a cereal box as the basis for a fun and exciting book report project.
Students will design and attach a captivating cover, a list of story "ingredients", an introduction to themselves, an "about the author" section, a summary of the book, an additional creative piece, etc.
They will also be asked to prepare and present a cereal box commercial. Students absolutely love this project, and I always look forward to their fun presentations. It is also fun to put their projects on display for others to see.
This file can be modified to fit your specific classroom needs, due date, etc. **Clear instructions are included - as well as an evaluation rubric.**


A unique twist on the traditional book report format~
(Rubric Included
This book report project requires student to "follow a recipe" in preparation of their report: 
1 cup of plot
2 teaspoons of characters
2 tablespoons of excitement
1/2 cup of a opinion
1 teaspoon of recommendation
(plus a sprinkling on top which includes: title of book, author's name, publisher's name, number of pages, literary genre)
This file can be modified to fit your specific classroom needs, due date, etc.
This project is so much fun!
*Suggestion: Allowing students to put their information on recipe cards instead of note cards and having them present to the class adds an extra-special touch to this assignment.


Biography Book Report Project - 

When it comes to book report projects, this assignment offers a unique twist~

"This book report will be centered around a biography of a famous person that we study about in our social studies book or read about in class." 

This project includes a written report, oral presentation, and project. 
(Assignment Details):
1. Use the characters and the setting of the book you have ready to write the front page of an imaginary newspaper. 
2. Design, create, and write your own book jacket. 
3. Pretend to be your character, and write a one-week diary of the way the character might have lived.
4. Design your own bookmarks for your book (at least 5).
5. Dress up in a costume that the character may have worn.
This file can be modified to fit your specific needs, due date, etc.
An evaluation rubric has been included for you - as the teacher - to use for assessment.


A unique twist on the traditional book report format~
This assignment requires students to use a coffee can or a soup can as the basis for a fun and exciting book report project. 
Students will design and attach a creative can label. They will also be asked to create/include various items inside of their can (a mini story booklet, a finger puppet, a picture of their favorite part of the story, three index cards that include information from their book, and a bookmark to go with their book). Students then use these items in their presentation before the class. *It is also fun to put these projects on display for others to see!
Artistic students especially love this creative project!
This file can be modified to fit your specific classroom needs, due date, etc. **An evaluation rubric is included.*


Be sure to visit my shop on Teachers Pay Teachers. Most of my current uploads would be best
for 2nd-5th grade classrooms, homeschool environments, etc. Happy Browsing!