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Dog Book Report Project: Your students will be barking with enthusiasm to start this reading project!
This dog shaped book report project will provide you with all of the teaching resources that you need for your students to write about the main character, climax, and conclusion of their story.
Traditionally, requiring students to write about the main character, climax, and conclusion is a task that most students find quite boring.
By using these uniquely shaped dog graphic organizers that contain writing components that are worded in dog language, your students will find writing about the climax and conclusion of the story fun, and they will complete these written responses with enthusiasm.
This dog book report project contains four worksheets with templates that assemble into a dog. The finished dog project measures 20 inches in height and 12 inches in width.
These finished book report projects will make a dynamic bulletin board display of your students' work. Everything that you need to complete these projects is included in this set. All that you will need is scissors, glue, tape, and coloring pencils.
There are 12 worksheet and template pages in this set, as well as a 5 page color bulletin board display banner. There are 18 pages of dog related accent pieces for you to use to help you decorate your bulletin board display.
Note: Due to spelling differences in English, there are two separate sets of worksheets and templates included in this set of teaching resources.
You can select the version that contains the spelling that is used in the country where you live.
(Examples: color/colour and favorite/favourite)
The worksheets and templates that are shown on this page contain U.S. spelling rules.
This dog book report project includes assembly directions on how to prepare and assemble this project. Below is a sample of the assembly directions page.
A book report grading rubric is included in this set of free teaching resources.
I believe that it is important for students to evaluate their own work, so my book report rubric contains an assessment section for both students and teachers.
When students evaluate their book report projects, they color in the faces on their grading rubric worksheets. When a teacher evaluates the projects, the teacher circles the small numbers inside each box on the printable worksheets.
Below is an example of my dog book report grading rubric.
I believe that the writing process is important and that teachers should use process writing whenever possible.
For this reason, my students never begin their book report projects by writing on their final draft dog templates, instead they write on first draft worksheets.
Next, my students edit and revise their written work on their own, with a partner, or in individual writing conferences with me.
This dog book report set is divided into
three main writing sections:
This set of teaching resources contains two printable worksheets for students to write their first drafts on.
On my first draft worksheets, I have designed the writing line spaces to match the spaces allotted on the final draft dog book report templates.
Below is an example of the first draft writing worksheets for this dog book report project.
This dog book report project contains 4 worksheets with templates that assemble into the shape of a dog. The finished dog book report measures 20 x 12 inches.
Below is the head template where students write a description about the main character in the dog's ears. On the front paws, students write the author, genre, their name, and date.
Free Book Report Project Templates: Head
Below is the body template where students write about the
Climax/Something Worth Barking About and Conclusion/A Tail Wagging Event.
Free Book Report Project Templates: Body
Below are the dog's back legs and tail templates.
Free Book Report Project Templates: Feet and Tail
Below is the dog's bowl template where students
write the title of the book and draw an illustration.
Free Book Report Project Templates: Bowl
When I am first introducing my students to a new book report project, I believe that it is important for them to have a visual example of what a completed project looks like.
I always complete an example of this dog book report project before I introduce this assignment to my students.
Before my students begin writing their first drafts, I show them my finished dog project. This visual example immediately grabs my students' attention and they are excited to start working on this project from the very beginning. I have found that my students are engaged and use their best effort as they go through the steps of the writing process and complete this fun book report project.
My students also enjoy hearing about the book that I chose to do my book report project on. This is also a wonderful opportunity to share a book that I would like to encourage my students to read.
To save you time in coloring your example that you show to your students, I have included color dog templates in this teaching resources set. I display my finished dog book report at the front of my classroom so that students can refer to it as they are completing their own dog projects.
Free Book Report Project Templates: Color Dog Templates
I know that it takes teachers a lot of time to design and assemble their classroom bulletin board displays.
Many teachers spend their valuable time cutting out large display letters or making a banner at home on their own computers.
In order to help save you time in assembling a bulletin board display featuring your students' dog book report projects, I have designed a 5 page banner that is included for free in this set of teaching resources.
If you have access to a laminating machine, I recommend that you laminate your banner so that it will be more durable and you can use it again in the future.
Free Book Report Project Templates: Bulletin Board Display Banner
(5 printable worksheets that are glued together to form a bulletin board display banner.)
EXTRA FREE TEACHING RESOURCES #1: For each of the book report sets that are available on Unique Teaching Resources, I try to design some extra bulletin board accent pieces that will help you to decorate your classroom bulletin board display that features your students' book report projects.
This Dog Book Report Project includes 4 title dog templates that you can assemble together to use as an accent piece on your dog bulletin board display.
Free Book Report Project Templates: Dog Templates
EXTRA FREE TEACHING RESOURCES #2: I have designed six (one page) reading bone posters that you can cut out that contain slogans to promote reading.
The 4 bone reading posters say:
Free Book Report Project Templates: Dog Bone Templates
EXTRA FREE TEACHING RESOURCES #3: I have designed three (one page) reading ball posters that you can cut out that contain slogans to promote reading. .
The 3 ball reading posters say:
Free Book Report Project Templates: Dog's Ball Accent Pieces
EXTRA FREE TEACHING RESOURCES #4: I have designed reading dog toys and paws to include as smaller accent pieces in this set.
Free Book Report Project Templates: Various Dog Accent Pieces
I hope these accent pieces help save you time
in decorating your dog bulletin board display.
You will be able to design a colorful and dynamic classroom bulletin board display using your students' finished dog book report projects.
These dog graphic organizers are a unique and fun way to get your students excited about completing a writing assignment about the books that they have read.
The writing responses that are required of your students will make them think and write about the climax and conclusion of the story in a challenging and engaging way. In addition, this book report set includes dog themed accent pieces to help you in decorating your bulletin board display.
I hope that your students will be barking with enthusiasm as they use these free book report project templates!
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