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Travel with your students beyond the traditional written book report into a new realm of creativity! Learn how to actively engage students in literature response with more than 39 imaginative projects designed to enhance comprehension of both fiction and nonfiction literature. Easy-to-follow directions support teachers during every step of each project, helping teachers deliver clear, explicit instruction. Reproduce and use the rubrics in the book as they are, or customize them ...

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Overview

Travel with your students beyond the traditional written book report into a new realm of creativity! Learn how to actively engage students in literature response with more than 39 imaginative projects designed to enhance comprehension of both fiction and nonfiction literature. Easy-to-follow directions support teachers during every step of each project, helping teachers deliver clear, explicit instruction. Reproduce and use the rubrics in the book as they are, or customize them from the CD—making assessment easy!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Ideas abound in this compendium of alternative book report formats. 39 projects targeted to middle-school students are presented, including accordion book, mobile, milk carton, trading cards, pop-ups and more. For each project there is a reproducible page for students (easily printed from a Word file on an accompanying CD, with the option of customization) and a Teacher Page. The Student Page lists the title of the project, has a space for the student's name, and includes a brief explanation of the task, directions, and a rubric noting the criteria for evaluation. The Teacher Page includes the title of the project, brief statement of the value of the project, project description, materials, suggestions, other ideas (often connected to various content areas) and frequently a black-and-white photo of a sample completed project. A short introduction provides information about alternative responses to literature, background about rubrics, how to use the book, classroom management suggestions and ideas for displaying the projects. To best use these alternative book reports, teachers will want to help students identify why a particular format is appropriate for presenting the ideas and information from the book they read. A "Rubric Subject Index" divided into eight subjects such as "Character Rubrics" and "Literary Element Rubrics" assists with this process. 2004, Maupin House, Ages adult.
—Brenda Dales
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780929895697
  • Publisher: Maupin House Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/28/2013
  • Pages: 80
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction vii
Why Alternative Responses to Literature? vii
Why Use Rubrics? vii
How to Use This Book viii
Classroom Management Tips ix
How to Display Projects v
Project Page Format xi
Presentation Projects
Accordion Book 1
Audiotape
Audio Advertisement 3
Award/Speech
And the Winner Is 5
Bifold
Conflict/Resolution Bifold 7
Brochure
American Revolution Brochure 9
Business Card
Here's My Card 11
Can
Canning a Character 13
CD
Literary Elements CD 15
Collage
Literary Collage 17
Diorama
3-D Diorama 19
Envelope
Theme Envelope 21
Essay
The Many Faces of Literature 23
Flip Book
Literary Elements Flip Book 25
Footprints
Follow the Footprints 27
Internet
Put It on the Web 29
Letter
Letter to a Friend 31
Milk Carton
Milk Carton Mobile 33
Mini-Book
Dear Diary Mini-Book 35
Mini-Museum
Multi-Genre Project 37
Mini-Poster
Theme Mini-Poster 39
Mobile
Plot Mobile 41
Monument
Worthy of Mt. Rushmore 43
Mural
Setting Mural 45
Newspaper
Literary Newspaper 47
Paper Bag
Plot Paper Bag 49
Paper Doll
Character Cutout 51
Paper Plate 53
Pizza
Plot Pizza 55
Play
Literature Comes Alive 57
Poem
Plot Poem 59
Pop-Ups 61
Postcard
Theme Postcard 63
Poster
Missing or Wanted Poster 65
Scroll
Conflict/Resolution Scroll 67
Stamps/Coins 69
Trading Cards
Plot Trading Cards 71
Videotape
Themes Through Taping 73
Website
Literary Website 75
Wheel
Conflict/Resolution Wheel 77
Rubric Index by Subject Areas 79
About the Author 80
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  • Posted January 10, 2014

    Elementary Level

    I did not see a grade level listed, but it is definitely elementary. I can use some of the ideas if I increase the rigor for my struggling students, but this is not really for Middle School.

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