Good books for high school book reports

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Good books for high school book reports

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!

Good books for high school book reports

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. In the presentation, the student explained the connection of the container to the story, conducted a show and tell about the five things, and then shared information about three of the book's literary elements -- setting, characters, conflicts, climax, or resolution.

If you've been working on other literary elements with your students -- foreshadowing, personification, or flashbacks, for example -- you might give extra credit to students for pointing out those elements in their books.

Why not challenge your students' creativity? Adapt Hayden's idea to fit your students' needs and skills. The ideas appeal to many different learning styles.

Many of the ideas involve making choices, organizing information -- and writing! Most of the ideas will provide teachers with a clear idea about whether students actually read the book.

And all the ideas will engage students, help make books come alive for them, and challenge them to think in different ways about the books they read! If an idea doesn't include enough writing, creative sneaky!Volume 3, Approved November ISSN: Independent Reading and School Achievement.

A book report is an important academic assignment, which is about writing a summary, review, and brief feedback on a particular book. Students of high school and college level usually face this type of task.

Texts. If children are to read a lot throughout the school day, they will need a rich supply of books they can actually read. This seems a simple statement of fact. The latest best-sellers and book reviews from USA TODAY Books.

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