Unique and Fun Book Reports:
Projects, Ideas, and Lesson Plans For Teachers

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What activities do you provide your students with after
they have read a book on their own or together as a class?

  • boy and girl elementary school students reading books Are the reading projects and responses that your students complete fun and engaging?
  • Do your activities focus on reading comprehension?
  • Are your students eager to use their best effort to complete their reading projects?
  • Do your activities focus on the entire process of writing a first draft, editing, revising, and then completing a polished final draft?
  • Do you use a grading rubric for both you and your students to evaluate their work?
  • When your students have finished their projects, are they proud of their work and do they provide eye catching displays on your classroom bulletin boards?
  • Are your students eager to begin reading their next books so that they can start working on their next reading response activity?

blue bullet point Fun Reading Resources for Elementary School Teachers 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!

blue bullet point I have been teaching for 22 years, and I love teaching reading and trying to make it engaging and fun for my students.

blue bullet point 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.

blue bullet point 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.

blue bullet point I have found a fun and successful method of having my students respond to the books that they have read.

blue bullet point 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.

Examples of Book Report
Project Templates:

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.

Examples of Book Report Templates and Shapes

Examples of Fun and Creative Book Report Projects and Ideas for Templates

Above: The writing responses are different for each book report set and are related to the project's shape and theme.

Below is a list of the book report projects that
are available on Unique Teaching Resources:

Elementary Students Reading










I hope that your students have

Reading is Fun!

completing these one of a
kind book report activities!

What is the "key" that I use to get my students
to love reading and writing about literature?

the key to learning how to read
  1. I use engaging and creative book report templates.
  2. Each of my students have a reading sticker chart to record the number of books that they have read.
  3. I display all of my students' finished projects in my classroom.

It really is that simple and most importantly, it works!

My students are excited to read books independently
and complete their fun reading projects!

Step #1:

Number 1 Step for Teaching Reading 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.

Sandwich Cheeseburger Fun Book Report Projects Idea and Example

Step #2:

Number 2 Step for Teaching Reading 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.

Reading Sticker Charts Dive Into Reading Books

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.

Reading Sticker Charts for Books Dog Theme

Step #3:

Number 2 Step for Teaching Reading 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.

Cheeseburger Sandwich Book Report Bulletin Board Display Banner

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!

Fun Book Report Projects For Elementary School Students

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.

Fun Book Report Projects and Ideas for Elementary School Students

All of my reading response sets
include the following components:

Elementary Students Love Book Reports and Reading
  • assembling directions
  • first draft writing worksheets (the writing lines on the first draft worksheets match exactly with the writing lines on the final draft book report templates)
  • final draft book report templates
  • color final draft book report templates of the project for you to use as a finished example to show to your students
  • grading rubric for both the students and the teacher to fill out
  • five page color banner to display on your bulletin board
  • most of these sets include bonus accent pieces for you to use as decorations for your classroom bulletin board display

Reading Sticker Charts:

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!

If you are interested in viewing the sticker charts found on
Unique Teaching Resources, please click on the link below:

Reading Sticker Charts

Examples of Reading Response Projects

That Are Available on Unique Teaching Resources:

Cheeseburger Sandwich Book Report Projects Classroom Bulletin Board Display
Above: Cheeseburger Reading Project

School Bus Book Report Projects Classroom Bulletin Board Display
Above: School Bus Reading Project

Cooperative Group Projects Ideas For Students Castle Example
Above: Castle Reading Project

Turtle Book Report Projects and Templates For Elementary School Students
Above: Extra Large Turtle Reading Project

Fun Book Report Projects Ideas Cell Phone Templates
Above: Cell Phone Reading Project

Free Book Report Project Templates

Above: Free Project to Download: Dog Reading Project

Monopoly Game Boards Fun Student Book Report Projects
Above: Monopoly Game Board

Rocket Shape Space Theme Book Report Projects and Templates
Above: Rocket Reading Project

Butterfly Writing Templates for Book Report Projects
Above: Butterfly Reading Project

Computer Shaped Book Report Projects and Templates
Above: Computer Reading Project

Birthday Cake Book Report Projects Elementary Classroom Bulletin Board Display
Above: Birthday Cake Reading Project

Movie Video Camera Writing Templates Student Book Report Projects
Above: Movie Camera Reading Project

Star Shaped Book Report Projects and Writing Templates
Above: Star Reading Project

Radio Book Report Projects and Writing Templates Fun Reading Activity
Above: Radio Reading Project

Main Character House Book Report Projects and Writing Templates
Above: House Reading Project

Favorite Book of the Year Book Report Projects Ideas and Examples
Above: First Place Trophy/Favorite Book

Sandwich Book Report Projects and Writing Templates Bread, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Meat

Above: Sandwich Reading Templates

Biography Book Report Projects and Newspaper Writing Templates

Above: Biography Newspaper Response Templates

Cause and Effect Tree Creative Writing Templates Book Report Projects

Above: Cause and Effect Tree Templates

Wanted Poster Main Character Book Report Projects and Templates

Above: Wanted Poster Templates

Fun Pizza Shaped Venn Diagram Templates and Book Report Project Ideas

Above: Pizza Venn Diagram Templates

Fun Book Report Project Ideas For Teachers From Unique Teaching Resources

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that will engage your students in learning and save you valuable time.

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I have been buying your unique teaching resources for a few years now, and I just love them! My students are much more engaged in doing book reports as well as other creative writing assignments because of you. Thank you.

Name: Marla (Grade 4)
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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)
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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.

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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!!!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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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Roald Dahl Lesson Plans and Fun Group Projects

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- The Enormous Crocodile
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