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Your students will love designing large character body projects about the characters found in their books. This project is also ideal for a biography book report about a famous person.

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Project Measurements:
Width = 18+ inches Height = 18+ inches

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You can view examples of the first draft worksheets, project templates, grading rubric, 5 page bulletin board display banner, and bulletin board accent pieces.


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Character Body Book Report Projects:
What's Included?

Roald Dahl Book Report Projects: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the BFG Main Character Body

Examples of Finished Main Character Book Report Projects:
Willy Wonka and Matilda (author Roald Dahl)

Fun Main Character Book Report Project Ideas for Elementary School Students and Teachers blue bullet point Main Character Body Book Report Projects: Your students will love creating large visual images of the main characters of their books for this creative book report project idea!

blue bullet point The writing templates and graphic organizers that I have designed fit inside on the character's shirt and outside on the character's vest, arms, pants, or skirt.

blue bullet point This main character book report project will provide you with all of the teaching resources that you need for your students to write about the main characters of their books. The only additional material required to complete this project is construction paper.

blue bullet point Traditionally, requiring students to write about the main characters of their books is a task that most students find quite boring. By using these body shaped book report templates, your students will be enthusiastic about writing how their characters have changed or learned an important lesson during the main events of their books.


Roald Dahl Main Character Book Report Projects Bulletin Board Display

This is a picture of a bulletin board display in my classroom
featuring my students' main character book report projects.

blue bullet point You will be amazed at some of the creative ideas that your students come up with as they are individualizing their projects to represent their character's appearance, personality, and interests.


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Willy Wonka Main Character Book Report Project

For our Roald Dahl Day celebration, this student dressed up as Willy Wonka (from
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) and designed a character book report project about him.


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Charlie Bucket Main Character Book Report Project

This student dressed up as Charlie Bucket from Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
He is holding his project so that you can see how the character's vest opens to reveal the writing sections.


Matilda by Roald Dahl Main Character Book Report Project

This student has designed her Matilda (author Roald Dahl) book report project
to have the same dress and fabric as the dress that she is wearing!

blue bullet point This main character project contains directions on how to fold a piece of construction paper into a body shape. The character's body has a vest that opens up to show the shirt area, where students glue their longer writing sections (see the Charlie Bucket example above).

Main Character Book Report Project Girl With Bear blue bullet point The final draft worksheet templates that are provided fit inside the shirt area, outside on the vest, and the 10 adjective descriptions are glued on the outside of the character's body.

blue bullet point It is impossible to tell you the measurements of this book report project because each student designs their own head, hands, legs, and feet for their characters.

blue bullet point Without the additional body parts, the main part of this project measures 18 inches in width and 12 inches in height. Students then add the head, hands, legs, and feet to this main body section.

blue bullet point Everything that you need to complete these character body book report projects is included in this set of teaching resources. Your students will need scissors, glue, tape, coloring pencils, and construction paper to complete these projects.

blue bullet point For the main body section of this book report project, each student will need a piece of construction paper that measures 12 inches x 18 inches. Students will also need construction paper to make the character's head, hands, and feet. In addition, my students often bring in yarn and fabric from home for their character's hair and clothes.


Violet Beauregarde by Roald Dahl Main Character Book Report Project

This student dressed up as Violet Beauregarde from Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
She's used a "pink/violet" color for her character's clothes AND her own clothes AND hair!

blue bullet point These finished character body book report projects will make a colorful and dynamic bulletin board display of your students' work.

blue bullet point There are 10 printable worksheets and template pages in this set of teaching resources, as well as a 5 page color bulletin board display banner.

blue bullet point In addition, I have designed a set of letter writing stationery and a matching bulletin board display banner that is included for free in this set of reading resources. You can use this stationery set so that your students can write a letter to their main characters when they have finished their character body book report projects.


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.


Assembling Directions:

Main Character Book Report Project Girl With Doll blue bullet point This set of teaching resources includes 3 pages of detailed assembling directions on how to assemble this main character body book report project.

blue bullet point Below is a sample of the assembling directions worksheets. I have only shown the first step and the last step of the directions in the sample below. The actual directions worksheets (not shown) are split up into 8 steps and there are graphical images provided for each step.

blue bullet point The picture examples on the actual assembling directions worksheets demonstrate exactly how, in 8 steps, to cut and fold the construction paper to form a character body that has a vest that opens.

blue bullet point These directions also show how to design a male character that is wearing pants or a female character that is wearing a skirt.


Elementary Teacher Directions for Making a Main Character Body Book Report Project

Grading Rubric:

blue bullet point A book report grading rubric is included in this set of 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.

blue bullet point 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 character body book report grading rubric.


Grading Rubric Main Character Book Report Projects

Writing First Drafts:

Main Character Book Report Project Boy Playing Hockey blue bullet point I believe that the writing process is important and that teachers should use process writing whenever possible.

blue bullet point For this reason, my students never begin their book report projects by writing on their final draft character body 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.

blue bullet point This main character body book report project is designed so that each writing section is glued onto the shirt and vest area of the character's body.

The creative writing topics for this
character body book report project include:

  • Outside Vest Pocket: Title, Author, Genre, Name, and Date
  • Inside Middle of Shirt: If I Met _________ (Describe why you would like to meet this character from your book. What activity would you like to do with this character if you met him or her? Try to think of something that this character would be interested in doing based on what you learned about him/her from the book.)
  • Inside Left Area of Shirt: At the Beginning of the Book (Describe what your character was like at the beginning of the book. What problem, or challenge, did this character have to solve?)
  • Inside Right Area of Shirt: At the End of the Book (Describe what your character was like at the end of the book. How did this character change after he/she solved his/her problem or challenge? What valuable lesson did your character learn at the end of the book?)
  • Adjectives: Students write 10 descriptive adjectives about their character and glue them on the outside of the character's body.

Character Body First Draft Worksheets:

blue bullet point This set of teaching resources contains three printable worksheets for students to write their first drafts on.

blue bullet point On my first draft worksheets, I have designed the writing line spaces to match the spaces allotted on the final draft character body book report templates.

First Draft Worksheet #1

Main Character Book Report Projects First Draft Printable Worksheets

First Draft Worksheet #2

Main Character Book Report Projects First Draft Templates

First Draft Worksheet #3

Main Character Book Report Projects Creative Writing Printable Worksheets

Character Body Final Draft Templates:

blue bullet point This book report project contains 3 worksheets that contain writing templates that are cut out and then glued onto the main character's body.

Worksheet #1: Inside Middle of Shirt

If I Met _________

  • Describe why you would like to meet this character from your book.
  • What activity would you like to do with this character if you met him or her?
  • Try to think of something that this character would be interested in doing based on what you learned about him/her from the book

Main Character Book Report Projects Templates

Worksheet #2: Inside Left and Right Areas of Shirt

At the Beginning of the Book

  • Describe what your character was like at the beginning of the book.
  • What problem, or challenge, did this character have to solve?

At the End of the Book

  • Describe what your character was like at the end of the book.
  • How did this character change after he/she solved his/her problem or challenge?
  • What valuable lesson did your character learn at the end of the book?

Main Character Book Report Projects Printable Worksheets

Worksheet #3: Outside Vest Pocket and Adjective Text Boxes

  • Pocket: Character's Name, Title, Author, and Genre
  • Student Information: Name and Date
  • Adjective Boxes: Students write 10 descriptive adjectives about their character and glue them on the outside of the character's body.

Main Character Book Report Projects Ideas and Examples of Templates

Free 5 Page Bulletin Board Display Banner:

Main Character Book Report Project Boy With Rocket blue bullet point I know that it takes teachers a lot of time to design and assemble their classroom bulletin board displays.

blue bullet point Many teachers spend their valuable time cutting out large display letters or making a banner at home on their own computers.

blue bullet point In order to help save you time in assembling a bulletin board display featuring your students' character body book report projects, I have designed a 5 page banner that is included for free in this set of teaching resources.

blue bullet point 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.

Character Body Book Report Projects Templates Bulletin Board Display Banner

Above: Main Character Body Book Report Banner
(5 printable worksheets that are glued together to form a bulletin board display banner.)

Extra Freebie Included:
Write a Letter to the Main Character

blue bullet point EXTRA FREE TEACHING RESOURCES: 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.

blue bullet point In addition to the main project that is described above, I have my students write a letter to the main characters in their books.

blue bullet point I have designed a matching set of rainbow letter stationery and a bulletin board banner for this creative writing activity.

This free letter writing stationery set includes the following:

Writing Letters to the Main Character Bulletin Board Display Banner

5 page bulletin board display banner (shown above)


Letter Writing Printable Worksheets

Color printable worksheets (shown above)

Black and white printable worksheets (not shown)


Main Character Book Report Project Boy With Baseball blue bullet point You will be able to design a colorful and dynamic classroom bulletin board display using your students' finished character body book report projects.

blue bullet point These main character 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 make them think and write about how the main character in their story has changed or learned a valuable lesson during the events of the book. In addition, this book report project includes a letter writing activity and a matching bulletin board display banner.

blue bullet point This is one of the first book report projects that I assigned my students. I have gone through many versions of this project while I tested and refined the direction steps and template pieces.

blue bullet point The first year that I tried this book report project with my students, I basically just gave out the directions for folding the poster paper into the shirt, vest, and arm shapes. I had body book reports turned into me that were in a variety of shapes and sizes, from 6 inches in height, all the way up to 6 feet tall! It was very hard to create a bulletin board display of these projects when they were such different sizes.

Main Character Book Report Project Girl With Purse blue bullet point Although each student still designs a very different looking character project, by following the detailed direction steps that I now provide, my students' projects have a similar shape and size to them.

blue bullet point I have tested sending this whole project home (the directions, first draft, and final drafts) as a week long homework assignment, and my students were able to complete all of these steps on their own at home.

blue bullet point This main character body book report project has been one of my students' favorite projects of the entire school year. They have really enjoyed sharing their book report projects and discussing their main characters with their classmates when they have completed their projects. I hope that your students enjoy creating these unique main character projects too!

You will be amazed at the creative ideas that your
students come up with for this fun book project!

blue bullet point For these main character body book report projects, I encourage my students to think about what makes their characters unique, and to use these ideas in designing their characters.


The BFG by Roald Dahl Book Report Project Example

blue bullet point Above: This is an example of a book report project for the BFG from the book The BFG by Roald Dahl. To make this character unique, the BFG has large ears, is holding a snozzcumber in his hand, and by his feet is his Dream Jar.


The Twits Mr Twit by Roald Dahl Main Character Book Report Project

blue bullet point Above: This is an example of a book report project for Mr. Twit from the book The Twits by Roald Dahl. To make this character unique, Mr. Twit has a disgusting beard, is holding a paint brush in his hand, and by his feet is his can of hug tight glue.


Violet Beauregarde Book Report Project For Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

blue bullet point Above: This is an example of a book report project for Violet Beauregarde from the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. To make this character unique, Violet is chewing gum and she is holding a golden ticket in one hand and a stick of chewing gum in her other hand.


Animal Book Report Project Examples and Ideas

blue bullet point Above: If the main character of the book is an animal, students can easily adapt this project into an animal shaped book report project. This is an example from Lisa's classroom, she teaches Grade 4 in Connecticut. Her student's main character was a badger.


Main Character Book Report Projects Examples and Ideas

blue bullet point Above: This is an another example from Lisa's 4th Grade classroom in Connecticut. This character must be cool, as she's wearing sunglasses!


Main Character Book Reports Bulletin Board Display Elementary Classroom Examples


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