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    QUARTERLY BOOK REPORTS FOR MR. CAUDLE.  Keep this all year!

    ·         Due on a specific date near the end of each quarter.  No OOPS!  You must turn in book report sheet.    1st quarter report due _____________________________.

    ·         Book must be one you have never read before.

    ·         Book must be a chapter book.  NO graphic novels.

    ·         Book must have at least 100 pages and be above third grade reading level.

    ·         We will write due date in planner and on book report sheet.

    ·         Book reports are test grades (as are literature packs) and are dropped a letter grade for each day they are late.

    ·         We will make every effort to share reports on the due date.  When sharing, speak loudly and look at audience.  Sharing should last approximately 2-3 minutes.  I may ask you questions.

    ·         Unless I specify a particular type of report, students may choose their own format.

    ·         Formats may include (choose to do something fun that will inspire others to read your book):

    -posters

    -shadow boxes

    -videos

    -songs

    -dramatic performances with props and costumes

    -poems (minimum of 6 verses with 4 lines per verse).  NO ACROSTIC POEMS!

    -food items to correspond with the book

    -NO WRITTEN REPORTS THAT JUST SUMMARIZE THE BOOK

    -Other creative ideas accepted such as creating a coloring book for younger kids

    ·         A format may be used only once per year (1 poem, 1 song, 1 poster, 1 food, etc.)

    Book reports will be graded on quality, creativity, neatness, completion, and correctness of information.  I should be able to clearly tell that time and effort have gone into their creation.

     

    Here are some ideas that I’ve found to help you decide on your book report (some items repeat):

    1.        Create life-sized models of two of your favorite characters and dress them as they are dressed in the book. Crouch down behind your character and describe yourself as the character. Tell what your role is in the book and how you relate to the other character you have made.

    2.        Create a sculpture of a character. Use any combination of soap, wood, clay, sticks, wire, stones, old toy pieces, or any other object. An explanation of how this character fits into the book should accompany the sculpture. 

    3.        Give a sales talk, pretending the students in the class are clerks in a bookstore and you want them to push this book. 

    4.        Dress as one of the characters and act out a characterization.

    5.        Imagine that you are the author of the book you have just read. Suddenly the book becomes a best seller. Write a letter to a movie producer trying to get that person interested in making your book into a movie. Explain why the story, characters, conflicts, etc., would make a good film. Suggest a filming location and the actors to play the various roles. YOU MAY ONLY USE BOOKS WHICH HAVE NOT ALREADY BEEN MADE INTO MOVIES.

    6.        Create a mini-comic book relating a chapter of the book.

    7.        Make three posters about the book using two or more of the following media: paint, crayons, chalk, paper, ink, real materials.

    8.        Design costumes for dolls and dress them as characters from the book. Explain who these characters are and how they fit in the story.

    9.        Write and perform an original song that tells the story of the book.

    10.     After reading a book of poetry, do three of the following: 1) do an oral reading; 2)write an original poem; 3)act out a poem; 4)display a set of pictures which describe the poem; 5)write original music for the poem; 6)add original verses to the poem.

    11.     Be a TV or radio reporter, and give a report of a scene from the book as if it is happening "live".

    12.     Design a book jacket for the book. I STRONGLY suggest that you look at an actual book jacket before you attempt this.

    13.     Create a newspaper for your book. Summarize the plot in one article, cover the weather in another, do a feature story on one of the more interesting characters in another. Include an editorial and a collection of ads that would be pertinent to the story.

    14.     Do a collage/poster showing pictures or 3-d items that related to the book, and then write a sentence or two beside each one to show its significance.

    15.     Construct puppets and present a show of one or more interesting parts of the book.

    16.     Make a book jacket for the book or story.

    17.     Draw a comic strip of your favorite scene.

    18.     Use magazine photos to make a collage about the story

    19.     Make a mobile about the story.

    20.     Write Graffiti about the book on a "brick" wall (your teacher can make a brick-like master and then run this off on red construction paper.) Cut your words out of construction paper and glue them on the wall. 

    21.     Make a time line of all the events in the book.

    22.     Write a diary that one of the story's main characters might have kept before, during, or after the book's events. Remember that the character's thoughts and feelings are very important in a diary.

    23.     Build a miniature stage setting of a scene in the book. Include a written explanation of the scene.

    24.     Make a poster advertising your book so someone else will want to read it.

    25.     Write a feature article (with a headline) that tells the story of the book as it might be found on the front page of a newspaper in the town where the story takes place.

    26.     Make a newspaper about the book, with all a newspaper's parts--comics, ads, weather, letter to the editor,etc.

    27.     Interview a character. Write at least ten questions that will give the character the opportunity to discuss his/her thoughts and feelings about his/her role in the story. However you choose to present your interview is up to you.

    28.     Make a cutout of one of the characters and write about them in the parts.

    29.     Write a book review as it would be done for a newspaper. ( Be sure you read a few before writing your own.) 

    30.     Write about one of the character's life twenty years from now.

    31.     Write a letter from one of the characters to a beloved grandparent or friend

    32.     Send a postcard from one of the characters. Draw a picture on one side, write the message on the other.

    33.     Plan a party for one or all of the characters involved. 

    34.     Write a letter (20-sentence minimum) to the main character of your book asking questions, protesting a situation, and/or making a complaint and/or a suggestion. 

    35.     After reading a book of history or historical fiction, make an illustrated time line showing events of the story and draw a map showing the location(s) where the story took place.

    36.     Make game boards (Shoots and Ladders is a good pattern) using problems from the book as ways to get ahead or to be put back.

    37.     Create life-sized models of two of your favorite characters and dress them as they are dressed in the book. Crouch down behind your character and describe yourself as the character. Tell what your role is in the book and how you relate to the other character you have made.

    38.     Create a sculpture of a character. Use any combination of soap, wood, clay, sticks, wire, stones, old toy pieces, or any other object. An explanation of how this character fits into the book should accompany the sculpture.

    39.     Make several sketches of some of the scenes in the book and label them. 

    40.     Construct a diorama or shadow box (three-dimensional scene which includes models of people, buildings, plants, and animals) of one of the main events of the book. Include a written description of the scene.

    41.     If the story of your book takes place in another country, prepare a travel brochure using pictures you have found or drawn. 

    42.     Make three posters about the book using two or more of the following media: paint, crayons, chalk, paper, ink, real materials.

    43.     Design costumes for dolls and dress them as characters from the book. Explain who these characters are and how they fit in the story.

    44.     Write and perform an original song that tells the story of the book.

    45.     After reading a book of poetry, do three of the following: 1) do an oral reading; 2)write an original poem; 3)act out a poem; 4)display a set of pictures which describe the poem; 5)write original music for the poem; 6)add original verses to the poem.

    46.     Be a TV or radio reporter, and give a report of a scene from the book as if it is happening "live".

    47.     Mark a bookmark for the book, drawing a character on the front, giving a brief summary of the book on back after listing the title and author.

    48.     Write a multiple choice quiz of the book with at least twenty questions and an answer key.

    49.     Make a life-sized stand-up character of one of the people in the book. On the back list the characteristics of the person. 

    Rewrite the story for younger children in picture book form.