INDEPENDENT READING: BOOK REPORT ASSIGNMENT
Reading is so important! You have three options for the final book report of the year. Please read these options carefully, and select the one that you will be interested in completing. If you have another idea of a project that you would like to complete instead, please ask Ms. Sharbaugh for approval.
Note: The majority of these projects will be worked on at home. If you need technology or materials, make sure you have them before selecting an option. Options 1 and 3 require technology. Option 2 and 4 requires art supplies. If you struggle to get these materials, please let me know and we can work something out.
Option 1: Create a movie trailer for your novel that is at least a minute and a half in length and includes the major characters, events, music, dialogue, and emphasizes the theme. Your trailer will be shown to the class, and you will present the connections between the trailer and your novel.
Option 2: Create a children’s book based on your novel. Your book will need to be directed towards a young audience, so you will need to make some changes. It will need to include the major characters, events, and will need to be illustrated. Additionally, your book should follow a rhyme scheme and will need a cover page. You will present your book to the class, and you will present the connections between your book and the novel.
Option 3: Create a song about your novel. The song will need to include major characters, events, and the theme of the novel. The song must be at least two and a half minutes in length and must be recorded. You may choose a song that is already produced and change the words of the song. Finally, you will need to present the song to the class and explain the connections between your song and the novel.
Option 4: Create a book of poetry based on your novel. Your book must have a title page, the poems must be typed, and there has to be at least ten different poetic formats used (If you choose this option, see Ms. Sharbaugh for a booklet of poetic formats). The book must be bound together and look professional. Your poems should reflect upon the major characters, symbols, themes, and events of the novel. Finally, you will present your book of poetry to the class and explain the connection between the poems and your novel.Category / Points Earned / Points Possible
Characters: The vital characters were present in the trailer, and they were accurately represented. / 8
Important Events: The trailer shows the mood of the novel and highlights the important events of the novel. / 8
Music/Dialogue: There is appropriate music and dialogue that adds to the trailer and coincides with the novel. / 8
Planning: It is evident that students organized their trailer. It is evident students considered the logical order for their trailer and put a lot of effort into the presentation. The trailer is at least a minute and a half in length. / 8
Presentation: The students explained their trailer to the class and how it depicted the novel. / 8
Name:______OPTION 1: BOOK REPORT: CREATING A MOVIE TRAILER
BOOK REPORT: CREATING A CHILDREN’S BOOK BASED ON A NOVEL
Book requirements:Category / Points Earned / Points Possible
Characterization: There is a strong sense of characterization: The vital characters are present and accurately represented. / 8
Appearance: The book includes illustrations, the words are clearly printed, and the book is professional in appearance. / 8
Word Choice: The words are carefully selected and are very strong. / 8
Plot Mountain: The book follows the plot structure: beginning, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution. The major events from the novel are included. / 8
Presentation: The students read their children’s book the class and explained how it depicted the novel. / 8
BOOK REPORT: CREATING A SONG ABOUT A NOVEL
Song requirements:Category / Points Earned / Points Possible
Characterization: The major characters are included in the song, and the characters are accurately described. / 8
Events: The major events are explained in the song. It is evident that the song is a great representation of the novel. / 8
Word/Song Choice: The words are carefully selected and are very strong. They lyrics are printed out. The sound of the music coordinates with the tone of the novel. / 8
Planning: The song is at least two and a half minutes in length. It is clear the students spent time on the song. The song was recorded. / 8
Presentation: The students presented their song to the class and explained how the song represented the novel. / 8
Category / Points Earned / Points Possible
Characters: The vital characters were present in at least two of the poems. The characters are explained. / 8
Important Events: At least two poems show the mood of the novel and highlight the important events of the novel. / 8
Poetry/Variety: There are at least ten different forms of poetry. Each poem is complete and looks professional. / 8
Planning: It is evident that students organized and edited their poems. It is evident students considered the logical order for their poetry booklet and put a lot of effort into the presentation. The poems are bound together in a book, and the book has a cover page. / 8
Presentation: The students read their poems to class and explained how the poems represented the novel. / 8
Name:______OPTION 4: BOOK REPORT: CREATING A BOOK OF POETRY