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Book Reports


It’s that time again, time for your Marking Period Book Report!


     Pick a book and get it approved by your teacher. Read the book that you have chosen and pick one of the activities from below to complete. You may do a different activity if you ask permission and receive approval. With each activity, you must include at least a 2 paragraph summary of the book.


  • Pretend you are a newspaper reporter whose job is to interview one of the characters. Write your interview.
  • You have become a character in one of the novels. Describe your experience during a conflict.
  • Redesign the front and back cover of your novel. Include the pertinent information as well as a blurb on the back.
  • Pretend you are a character in the book and write a diary.
  • Create a poster advertising the book. Explain it.
  • Draw a movie poster advertising the story, and cast a real actor in each character's role. Explain it.
  • Pretend you are a movie critic. Criticize the book as if it were a movie.
  • Construct a scrapbook of your favorite character. Explain it.
  • Put together a collage of the story from magazine pictures. Describe.
  • Write a letter to the author giving your reactions to the book.
  • Explain how the story would have been different if some major event had happened differently
  • Create a newspaper page for your story. Summarize the plot in one of your articles. Cover the weather in another. Include an editorial and a collection of ads that would be pertinent to the story.
  • Pretend that you have been chosen to write a sequel to this story. Write a brief summary of the sequel. Include information about the sequel's plot, setting and main characters.

       Book Report Recipe:

1.     1 cup of plot
Tell briefly what the story is about, but don't give away the ending.

2.     2 teaspoons of characters
Who are the main characters? Describe them briefly.

3.     2 tablespoons of excitement
Select a short passage from the book that describes something exciting that happened. Try to find a passage that has the main character in it.

4.     Mix thoroughly and bake. When cool, frost with this special icing:

o       1/2 cup of opinion
What did you like about the book? What didn't you like?

o       1 teaspoon of recommendation
Whom do you think would enjoy this book? Why?

5.     Finally sprinkle on the following information:

o       title of book

o       name of author

o       name of publisher

o       number of pages

o       literary genre

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Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny!