Students could design a tattoo for a character and then write an essay explaining or justifying their choices. This list was originally compiled by Anne J. Baseball Book Reports Printable handouts with a baseball theme for young readers. Students write a "scouting report" for fiction or nonfiction; and they create a trading card for a book model included. Adobe Reader required; 4 pages. Teacher-tested ideas to help kids respond to their reading with enthusiasm.
Ours is fabulous! My boys are not avid readers but they have totally enjoyed reading this summer with this fun incentive program I came up which can be used all year long. I totally have to share this with you because I was in complete shock. My boys were playing Wii and suddenly I see my oldest come down the stairs, grab a book and head outside to read. I was flabbergasted, I grabbed my camera to prove it. I love that getting them into a reading routine has turned into reading on their own for their own personal pleasure.
Elementary Grade Book Review Activities For the Classroom
Friendly Letter: Students can use a program like ABCya's Letter Generator to write a letter written by the main character in the book they are currently reading. Students can choose who their character is writing to for this activity. The Bad Case of Stripes. Video Commercial: Students can use any video platform to create a video commercial for their book to persuade someone to read it. They will need to carefully plan their commercial could use one of THESE planning sheets from Classzone before filming.
Book reports are as boring to grade as they are to write. Assigning burdensome book reports can hinder students from fully enjoying a great work of literature. Give yourself and your students a break by assigning alternatives to the traditional book report.