Butterfly Book Report Projects:
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blue bullet point Welcome to my butterfly shaped book reports page. Originally, I only had one version of these butterfly reading response templates, but I received quite a few letters from teachers requesting an easier version for their younger students.

blue bullet point The first butterfly book report project focuses on colorful verbs, colorful adjectives, colorful characters, and colorful plot. The second set focuses on story elements: setting, characters, plot, solution, and conclusion.

blue bullet point You can choose which butterfly reading response project is the most appropriate for your students. The butterfly templates are exactly the same for each project, the only differences in these two butterfly projects are the written responses inside the graphic organizers.

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Butterfly Book Report Project #1

Colorful Verbs, Colorful Adjectives,
Colorful Characters, and Colorful Plot

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blue bullet point Butterfly Book Report Project #1: Butterflies are one of the most colorful creatures that can be found, and this butterfly book report project focuses on colorful writing.

blue bullet point Students have to find examples of the author using colorful verbs and adjectives in their book. Then, they have to write a colorful description of the main character and explain why the plot of the book is colorful and interesting.

blue bullet point This Butterfly Book Report Project will provide you with all of the teaching resources that you need for your students to review finding and using descriptive verbs and adjectives, and then using colorful verbs and adjectives in their own writing to describe the main character and plot of their book.

blue bullet point Traditionally, requiring students to find examples of verbs and adjectives in a book is a task that most students find quite boring. Before students start this task, they are given example sentences of descriptive verbs and adjectives on their first draft worksheets.

blue bullet point These first draft worksheets also contain examples from the book The Twits by Roald Dahl and example sentences of how Roald Dahl uses descriptive verbs and adjectives in his writing. By using this butterfly book report project that emphasizes colorful writing, your students will want to spread their wings and fly into these grammar and writing activities.

blue bullet point This butterfly book report project contains five worksheet templates that assemble into a butterfly. The finished butterfly project measures 14 inches in width and 14 inches in height.

blue bullet point These finished book report projects will make a colorful classroom 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.

blue bullet point There are 17 worksheets and template pages in this butterfly book report project, as well as a 5 page color bulletin board display banner. There are 13 pages of flower accent pieces that match the flowers in the bulletin board banner, for you to use to help you decorate your bulletin board display.

blue bullet point This set includes assembly directions on how to prepare and assemble this project. Below is a sample of the assembly directions page.

Butterfly Book Report Project Directions

This butterfly book report project includes a grading rubric.

I believe that it is important for students to evaluate their own work, so my grading rubric contains both a student assessment and a teacher assessment component. When the students grade their work, they color in the faces. When the teacher grades the work, the teacher circles the small numbers in each box beside the faces. I often find that my students are harsher on themselves than I am, and that the grade that I give them is higher than they have scored themselves.

Since this project uses the word color in it numerous times, there is an additional set of each resource that contains the UK spelling of colour for each rubric, first draft, final draft templates, and the flower accent pieces.

Below is an example of my butterfly book report grading rubric:

Butterfly Book Report Project 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 templates, instead they write on first draft worksheets. Then, they edit and revise their work on their own, with a partner, or in individual writing conferences with me.

This Butterfly Book Report Project is divided into four writing sections:


  • Left Top Wing - Colorful Verbs: Students find examples of sentences that contain colorful verbs in them.

  • Right Top Wing - Colorful Adjectives: Students find examples of sentences that contain colorful adjectives in them.

  • Left Bottom Wing - Colorful Character: Students write a description for the main character and try to use colorful adjectives and verbs in their writing.

  • Right Bottom Wing - Colorful Plot: Students explain why the plot of this book is colorful (interesting) and why they recommend that other students read this book.

  • Butterfly Head and Body: Title of book, author, genre, student name, and date

This set contains five worksheets for students to write their first drafts on, the first four worksheets are shown below. On my first draft worksheets, I have designed the writing line spaces to match the spaces allotted on the final draft butterfly templates.

These first draft worksheets contain example sentences using colorful verbs and adjectives for the students to read before they try to find examples of these parts of speech in their own book. There are also examples from the book The Twits by Roald Dahl so that students can read examples from a particular book.

Below is an example of the first draft writing worksheets for this book report set. 4 of the 5 worksheets are shown below.

Butterfly Book Report Project First Draft Writing Worksheets

Butterfly Book Report Project First Draft Creative Writing Worksheets

This butterfly book report project includes 5 templates that assemble into the shape of a butterfly.

Below are examples of these five templates:

Butterfly Black and White Book Report Project Templates

Butterfly Head Black and White Book Report Projects Templates

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 their final draft book report projects should look like. I always assemble the butterfly book report project myself beforehand and display it at the front of my classroom for my students to see.

My students enjoy seeing my butterfly book report first. They also enjoy hearing about the book that I chose to do my book report on, and this gives me a great chance to promote a book that I would like to encourage my students to read.

To save you time in coloring your example that you show your students, I have included color butterfly templates of this project for you to use.

Butterfly Book Report Project Templates and Worksheets

Finally, I know that it takes teachers a lot of time to assemble their classroom bulletin board displays. Many teachers spend their valuable time cutting out large display letters or making a banner on their own at home on their computer.

This time is valuable and better spent on developing your classroom curriculum and grading papers, so I have designed a matching 5 page display banner for your bulletin board.

If you have access to a laminating machine, you can laminate your banner so that it is durable and you can use it year after year for bulletin board display of these butterfly projects.

The words inside the flowers on this banner say "Our Class Loves To Read!"

Butterfly Book Report Projects Bulletin Board Display Banner

blue bullet point EXTRA GOODIES: For some of my book report sets, I am able to think of, and create, additional accent pieces to help you in decorating your bulletin board displays.

blue bullet point This Butterfly Book Report Project includes a set of flowers that match the flowers in the display banner. This set includes stems and leaves that will help you to assemble these flower accent pieces.

blue bullet point These flowers say "We Use Colorful Verbs and Adjectives In Our Writing."

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blue bullet point You will be able to design a colorful and dynamic bulletin board display using your students' finished butterfly book report projects.

blue bullet point These butterfly 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.

blue bullet point The writing responses that are required of your students will have them searching for examples of descriptive verbs and adjectives in their books. Then, students use colorful verbs and adjectives in their own written responses. In addition, this butterfly book report set includes some flower bulletin board accent pieces to help you in decorating your bulletin board for this colorful theme.


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Butterfly Book Report Project #2

Story Elements: Setting, Characters,
Plot, Solution, and Conclusion

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You will be emailed a download link for this book report project so you can download and use it today!

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  • Print as many copies as you want.
  • Save and reuse this fun project forever!
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A very DETAILED description about this
Butterfly Book Report Project is provided below.


Butterfly Book Report Project #2: For the second version of this book report project, students focus on writing about the main elements of their book: setting, characters, plot, solution, and conclusion.

Traditionally, requiring students to write about the main elements of a story is a task that most students find quite boring. By using these unique butterfly book graphic organizers, your students will be ready to take off and fly with their writing responses.

This butterfly book report project contains five worksheet templates that assemble into a butterfly. The finished butterfly project measures 14 inches in width and 14 inches in height.

These finished butterfly book report projects will make a colorful 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 14 worksheets and template pages in this set, as well as a 5 page color bulletin board display banner. There are 13 pages of flower accent pieces that match the flowers in the bulletin board banner, for you to use to help you decorate your bulletin board display.

There is an additional set of resources in this set that contain UK spelling and grammar.

This set includes assembly directions on how to prepare and assemble this project. Below is a sample of the assembly directions page.

Butterfly Elementary Student Book Report Project Directions Worksheet

This set includes a book report grading rubric.

I believe that it is important for students to evaluate their own work, so my grading rubric contains both a student assessment and a teacher assessment component. When the students grade their work, they color in the faces. When the teacher grades the work, the teacher circles the small numbers in each box beside the faces. I often find that my students are harsher on themselves than I am, and that the grade that I give them is higher than they have scored themselves.

Below is an example of my Butterfly Book Report grading rubric:

Butterfly Elementary Student Book Report Projects 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 templates, instead they write on first draft worksheets. Then, they edit and revise their work on their own, with a partner, or in individual writing conferences with me.

This butterfly book report set is divided into three writing sections and one section for an illustration:


  • Left Top Wing - Setting and Characters

  • Right Top Wing - Solution and Conclusion

  • Left Bottom Wing - Plot

  • Right Bottom Wing - Illustration

  • Butterfly Head and Body: Title of book, author, genre, student name, and date

This set contains two worksheets for students to write their first drafts. On my first draft worksheets, I have designed the writing line spaces to match the spaces allotted on the final draft butterfly templates.

Below is an example of the first draft writing worksheets for this butterfly book report project.

Butterfly Elementary Student Book Report Projects First Draft Writing Worksheets

This set includes 5 templates that assemble into the shape of a butterfly.

Below are examples of these five templates:

Butterfly Elementary Student Book Report Head Template

Butterfly Elementary Student Book Report Projects Templates and Worksheets

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 their final draft book report projects should look like. I always assemble the butterfly book report project myself beforehand and display it at the front of my classroom for my students to see.

My students enjoy seeing my butterfly project first. They also enjoy hearing about the book that I chose to do my book report on, and this gives me a great chance to promote a book that I would like to encourage my students to read.

To save you time in coloring your example that you show your students, I have included color butterfly templates of this project for you to use.

Butterfly Book Report Project Templates Spring Bulletin Board Display Ideas

Finally, I know that it takes teachers a lot of valuable time to assemble their bulletin board displays. Many teachers spend their valuable time cutting out large display letters or making a banner on their own at home on their computer.

This time is valuable and better spent on developing your classroom curriculum and grading papers, so I have designed a matching 5 page display banner for your bulletin board.

If you have access to a laminating machine, you can laminate your banner so that it is durable and you can use it year after year for bulletin board display of these Butterfly Book Report Projects.

The words inside the flowers on this banner say "Our Class Loves To Read!"

Butterfly Book Report Projects Bulletin Board Display Banner

EXTRA GOODIES: For some of my book report projects, I am able to think of, and create, additional accent pieces to help you in decorating your bulletin board displays.

This Butterfly Book Report Project includes a set of flowers that match the flowers in the display banner. This set includes stems and leaves that will help you to assemble these flower accent pieces.

These flowers say "We Are Spreading Our Wings and Blooming By Reading Books!"

Spring Flowers Classroom Bulletin Board Display Examples and Ideas

Spring Flowers for School Bulletin Boards







Matching Caterpillar Book Report Projects!

Caterpillar Bulletin Board Display Banner Spring Ideas

While I was creating these two butterfly projects,
I designed two matching caterpillar book reports.

I wanted to create a colorful spring book report bulletin board display that contained both caterpillars and butterflies.

Caterpillar Book Report Projects Elementary Students Spring Bulletin Board Display

The writing spaces in the butterfly's body match the writing spaces in the caterpillar's body for both book report sets. The first draft worksheets and grading rubrics are exactly the same except for the graphics on them.

Caterpillar Book Report Project Templates and Worksheets

These caterpillar and butterfly projects are identical
to each other in all of the written responses. The only difference
is the shape of the butterfly and caterpillar templates.

These identical projects will look great displayed together!


blue bullet point I give my girl students the butterfly templates to write their book report projects on and my boy students the caterpillar templates.

blue bullet point By having my students write in two different book report templates, I can then create a dynamic bulletin board display full of both caterpillar and butterfly book report projects.

blue bullet point These caterpillar and butterfly book report projects can be used separately, I am just making a suggestion that worked well for me, and I liked the idea of having my girl students work on butterfly shaped templates and my boy students working on caterpillar templates.

Below you will find more information about these
two matching caterpillar book report projects.

Colorful Caterpillar Project (#1)

Caterpillar Shaped Book Report Project Templates

For this first caterpillar book report project, students find examples of colorful elements in their stories: colorful verbs, colorful adjectives, colorful characters, and colorful plot. The colorful butterfly book report above matches this caterpillar book report.

Project Measurements:
Width = 30 inches Height = 9 inches

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Caterpillar Book Report Projects #1


Story Elements Caterpillar (#2)

Caterpillar Book Report Projects Fun Templates

For this second caterpillar book report project, students write about the main elements of their books: setting, characters, plot, solution, conclusion, and illustration. The story elements butterfly book report above matches this caterpillar book report.

Project Measurements:
Width = 30 inches Height = 9 inches

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Caterpillar Book Report Projects #2





Matching Butterfly and Caterpillar
Creative Writing Templates

Butterfly Writing Templates

Butterfly Creative Story Writing Templates

These butterfly writing templates will make your students fly away with creative ideas. Students write each section of their story in a separate wing of the butterfly.

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Butterfly Writing Templates


Caterpillar Writing Templates

Caterpillar Shaped Story Writing Templates

These caterpillar writing templates will make your students march away with creative ideas. Students write each section of their story in a separate section of the caterpillar's body.

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Caterpillar Writing Templates




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