Help with Writing Assignments: Read With Purpose Instead of skimming through the book, read it thoroughly and thoughtfully.
Do your students grumble every time you mention the words book reports? Education World presents 25 ideas for you to use or adapt. Ideas for cyber book reports!
Are you a teacher who keeps saying "I wish I could find a way to make book reports more fun and interesting for my students"? Education World offers 25 ideas that might help you do just that! Make A Book Report Sandwich! In a recent posting to the Teachers.
The teacher commissioned a friend to draw slices of ham, tomato, and Swiss cheese; lettuce leaves; a layer of mayonnaise, and a couple of slices of bread. Then she photocopied the drawings onto appropriately colored sheets of paper -- ham on pink, tomato on red, Swiss cheese on yellow, etc.
The sheets served as the ingredients for her students' book report sandwiches. On the top slice of bread, each student wrote the title and the author of the book the student had just finished reading. On the lettuce, the student wrote a brief summary of the book.
The student wrote about the main character on the tomato slice. On the mayonnaise, the student described the book's setting. The student shared the book's climax on the Swiss cheese. On the ham slice, the student described the plot.
On the bottom piece of bread, the student drew a favorite scene from the story. Students stapled together their sandwich layers, then slapped their concoctions up on a bulletin board headlined "We're Hungry for Good Books!
Even better, the bulletin board served as a menu for students who were ravenous for a good read. All they had to do was grab a sandwich to learn whether a particular book might satisfy their appetites!
One day, while exploring postings to the MiddleWeb ListservHayden found an idea that filled the bill! Hayden challenged her students to be creative with the "Book in a After choosing and reading a book, each student selected a book report container.
The container could be a plastic bag, a manila envelope, a can, or anything else that might be appropriate for a book. Students decorated their containers to convey some of the major details, elements, or themes found in the books.
When the containers were complete, students went to work on the contents of their containers. They were instructed to include the following: Questions Write ten questions based on the book. Five of the questions can be about general content, but the other five must require more thinking.
Vocabulary Create a ten-word glossary of unfamiliar words from the book. Things Include five things that have a connection to the story.
The third and final part of the project was the student presentation. Each student presented a "Book in a" project to the class.“It was only high school after all, definitely one of the most bizarre periods in a person’s life. How anyone can come through that time well adjusted on any level is an absolute miracle.” ― E.A.
Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly. Book Report Forms. Forms for all of the types of book reports are included here.
Click on the type of book you read, Mankato West High School has an enrollment of about 1, students in grades and is located just south of the Minnesota River close to downtown.
Mankato West is a member of the Big 9 Conference. High School Book Lists & Report Guidelines Please refer to the book lists at right for grades Below are the guidelines for writing book reports in the high school. Students will be required to carefully read two books and: • Write a book report about a selection from their class supplemental reading list • Prepare for a test .
Fresh Ideas for Creative Book Reports Laura Hayden was looking for something to liven up book report writing for her students at Derby (Kansas) Middle School. One day, You can find curated collections of high-interest fiction and non-fiction texts at Steps to Literacy. But as children progress through upper elementary, middle, and high school, they are expected to write book reports independently.
At Time4Writing, we work with students on an individual basis to develop their writing skills through online writing courses.