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Getting Creative with Book Reports: Going Beyond the Basics

This collection features fun-filled creative ways to build a better book report. Instead of the traditional read and write method, these resources help you to craft imaginative activities that encourage exploration, discovery and critical thinking skills.
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Getting Creative with Book Reports: Going Beyond the Basics
  • Erica Loop says:
    Creating cereal boxes for the books is creative on its own. But, add in the commercial idea and I find it absolutely amazing. What interested me about this video was the fact that we get to see the actual end results (instead of just a how-to).
  • Erica Loop says:
    I know that this is more of an at-home assignment. But, I can’t stop thinking of the amazingly creative ways that any teacher could use this instead of a paper and pencil report. Not only is it completely creative, but it really gets the students thinking about how to tell the story in a non-traditional way.
  • Erica Loop says:
    What caught my eye with this report form is that any teacher could easily adapt it to his or her own assignment. I look at it as a template for assigning an out-of-the-box book report. Even though it’s technically a ‘science’ assignment, I can see how any teacher could easily adapt it for a different curricular area.
  • Erica Loop says:
    These ideas (from a teacher) go above and beyond. I adore the creativity in ideas such as “be a costume designer for a movie version” and, “create a graphic novel version of the book.”
  • teachnet.com
    teachnet.com

    More Ideas Than You'll Ever Use for Book Reports

    5 minute read
    Erica Loop says:
    341 ideas! I feel like everyone should be able to find at least a few ideas to use. Whether you go with the outright idea or use it as a springboard for your own imaginative activity, this book report list is magnificently massive.
  • scholastic.com
    scholastic.com

    Bringing Book Reports to Life

    Article
    Erica Loop says:
    Genius! This article features an above-and-beyond attitude when it comes to book report ideas. I found the wax museum idea imaginative – and loved the way it really encourages students to think out of the box.