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If you answered "no" to any of these questions, then you have found the right place to find unique and engaging book report ideas to use with your students!
I have been teaching for 22 years, and I love teaching reading and trying to make it engaging and fun for my students.
The reading response projects that I have created provide students with a unique way for them to respond to the books that they have read.
Whether you are a beginning teacher or an experienced veteran, all teachers are looking for new teaching ideas and teaching resources to promote reading and writing in their classrooms.
I have found a fun and successful method of having my students respond to the books that they have read.
Most importantly, my students love completing these fun projects that I have designed, and they do not even realize that I am also emphasizing the writing process and teaching vital writing skills at the same time.
Below: The reading response projects that I have created come in a variety of different shapes, sizes, and themes. Your students will find these uniquely shaped book report projects fun and challenging to complete.
Above: The writing responses are different for each book report set and are related to the project's shape and theme.
It really is that simple and most importantly, it works!
My students are excited to read books independently
and complete their fun reading projects!
Provide your students with a variety of unique book report projects.
The students in my class read a new book and complete a reading response project every two to three weeks. My students produce a polished final draft that is unique in style, shape, and content. Since my students find these response templates fun and challenging, they are engaged and interested in using their best effort to complete their projects.
My templates emphasize reading comprehension and the writing process, and they also include an art component.
Give each student a reading sticker chart to record the number of books (or genres) that each student has read.
All of my students are given an individual reading file. Inside their reading files are: their book, reading sticker chart, book mark, and their first draft worksheets for their book projects. Students proofread and edit their first drafts on their own, with a partner, or with me before they begin on their final draft templates.
When students have completed the final drafts of their reading projects, they receive a sticker on their reading sticker charts.
Download a Free Reading Sticker Chart:
Below is a free reading sticker chart that you can download from Unique Teaching Resources.
Click on the link below the picture to go to the page where you can find more information about this free teaching resource.
Display all of your students' projects in your classroom or in the hallway.
I believe that every child's work should be displayed, not just the "best" ones. I have found that this motivates all of my students to use their best effort.
Since my reading projects are large and colorful, and I provide a free display banner for you to use on your bulletin board, it is easy to make a brilliant bulletin board display of your students' work!
My students are proud of their final drafts and enjoy evaluating their own work using my grading rubrics. They love to see their projects displayed in the classroom, and they later place them in their educational portfolios to show to their parents with pride.
If you are interesting in using sticker charts to motivate your students to read, be sure to check out my reading sticker charts page. By using reading sticker charts, you can easily track how many books each student has read.
Reading sticker charts are a great motivational tool to encourage your students to read books and to read across a variety of different genres of literature!
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Name: Marla (Grade 4)
From: New Jersey, U.S.A.
Hi Heidi. I just want t say that my class is year one in Australia and they just love all of your work. We use your book report projects religiously and it has made my teaching and the students' learning improve by about 100%. The students just love it. Thank you so much for your help.
Name: Catherine (Year 1)
Hi there! I just found your website through Pinterest, and I am looking forward to using your book reports that I just bought to help motivate my fifth grade students! Thanks for putting these out there. I'm a relatively new teacher and need all the help I can get!
Name: Noell (Grade 5)
From: Illinois, U.S.A.
What a delightful and informative site!!! I'm having so much fun browsing and I've been teaching for 32 years!!! You can always teach an old dog new tricks, especially if you're creative and making learning FUN!!! You must be a VERY SPECIAL TEACHER ... how lucky your students and parents are!!!
Name: Kathy (Grade 4/5)
From: Oregon, U.S.A.
I stumbled across your website over the weekend and I'm SO glad I did! Some great ideas and an extra thank you for the UK spellings! I bought the back to school pencils, punctuation puppies, Willy Wonka group project and the characters! I think these are great resources and even though it's the summer holidays, I've been into school to get my display paper up and have put up the title banners - they look brilliant! Thank you!
Name: Jemma (Year 4)
Heidi, I just had to write and let you know that your website has helped me create the most awesome author study of Roald Dahl's books. My students loved completing the big animal shaped projects you designed for The Enormous Crocodile, Esio Trot, and The Giraffe, and the Pelly and Me. For the final project, they had so much fun writing and drawing about the characters from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory using your Willy Wonka Factory project. Thanks for sharing your scrumdiddlyumptious ideas !
Name: Jennifer (Grade 4)
From: California, U.S.A.
I feel so fortunate to have found your website and I have referred several of my co-workers to your website. Just for the month of January, there were three teachers displaying your book reports. I had the trophy reports, my neighbor to the left had the computer reports, and my neighbor to the right had the birthday cake reports. Thank you so very much for all of your work!
Name: Mary (Grade 4)
From: New York, U.S.A.
I just wanted to say thank you for the most amazing teaching resources that I have ever come across in my thirty years of teaching. I have used many of your book report sets this year and my students absolutely loved them. What was particularly pleasing was seeing some of my reluctant readers (especially the boys) really wanting to read books and complete the activities. Keep up the great work!
Name: Margaret (Grade 5)
From: Victoria, Australia
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