Cheeseburger Book Report Projects: Are you looking for an fun and challenging book report project idea for your students that will make them hungry to read their books?
These cheeseburger shaped graphic organizers will provide you with all of the teaching resources that you need for your students to write about the key elements of their books.
Many elementary school teachers assign sandwich book report projects to their students. The layers of the sandwich project are stapled together, and you can only see the top layer of bread at first glance.
These cheeseburger templates are a unique version of this idea because all of the layers of this cheeseburger project are visible at the same time. This means that all of the students' writing is easily seen on a bulletin board display of these finished book report projects.
Your students will give this fun book report project idea a big thumbs up!
Traditionally, requiring students to write about the story elements of a book (characters, setting, plot, etc.) is a task that most students find quite boring.
By using this uniquely shaped cheeseburger book report project, your students will find this task delicious!
The example below shows the 7 layers
of this unique cheeseburger book report project.
The photograph below shows a bulletin board display in
my classroom of my students' finished cheeseburger projects.
This uniquely shaped book report project contains 4 worksheet templates that assemble into a cheeseburger. The finished cheeseburger project measures 9 inches in width and 21 inches in height (see example on the right.)
Everything that you need to complete these cheeseburger book report projects is included in this set of teaching resources. All that you will need is scissors, glue, tape, and coloring pencils.
There are 11 printable worksheets and template pages in this set, as well as a 5 page color bulletin board display banner.
These finished cheeseburger book report projects will make a colorful and dynamic bulletin board display of your students' work.
In addition, this set of reading resources includes two large cheeseburgers and 8 cheeseburger reading posters that can be used as accent pieces for your classroom bulletin board display.
This set of teaching resources includes assembling directions on how to prepare and assemble this cheeseburger book report project.
Below is an example of the assembling directions worksheet.
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.
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 cheeseburger 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 cheeseburger 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 cheeseburger reading activity is designed so that each layer of the cheeseburger is a layer of information about the book. The layers of this book report project include:
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 cheeseburger book report templates.
First Draft Worksheet #1: Students write the title, author, and genre of the book. This information is written in the top bun of the cheeseburger.
Students write about the setting of the book in the onion template and they describe the main character in the lettuce template.
First Draft Worksheet #2: Students write about the plot of the book in the tomato template and the conclusion in the cheese template.
Finally, students write about their favorite part of the book in the meat template.
This book report project contains 4 templates that are assembled together to form the shape of a layered cheeseburger.
Top Bun Template: Title, Author, and Genre
Onion Template: Setting
Lettuce Template: Main Character
Tomato Template: Plot
Cheese Template: Conclusion
Meat Template: Favorite Part
Bottom Bun Template: Drawing, Name, and Date
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 cheeseburger book report project before I introduce this assignment to my students.
Before my students begin writing their first drafts, I show them my finished cheeseburger 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 cheeseburger templates in this teaching resources set. I display my finished cheeseburger book report at the front of my classroom so that students can refer to it as they are completing their own cheeseburger projects.
Below: Cheeseburger Color Templates
4 worksheets that are cut out and then glued together to form the shape of a cheeseburger.
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' cheeseburger 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.
Cheeseburger Book Report Banner
5 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 set of teaching resources includes a large cheeseburger that says, "WE ARE CHEFS! Read Our Delicious Cheeseburger Book Reports!"
EXTRA FREE TEACHING RESOURCES #2: There is a second cheeseburger that says, "Reading Books Feeds Your Brain With New Knowledge!"
EXTRA FREE TEACHING RESOURCES #3: I have designed 8 cheeseburger posters that contain slogans written on them that promote reading.
Above: This is a picture of my students in front of their cheeseburger book report projects. It is often difficult to get students excited about completing writing assignments about a book that they have just finished reading, but as you can see, my students are enthusiastic about this fun book report project!
Above: My students with their finished cheeseburger book report projects.
You will be able to design a colorful and dynamic classroom bulletin board display using your students' finished cheeseburger projects.
These cheeseburger 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 main elements of their books in a challenging and engaging way. In addition, this book report set includes cheeseburger themed accent pieces to help you in decorating your bulletin board display.
This is one of the first book report projects that I designed for my students and it has been one of my students' favorite projects of the entire school year. They have thought that this reading assignment was yummy! I hope that your students enjoy completing this project too!