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House Book Report Projects:
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blue bullet point House Book Report Project: Your students will enjoy becoming architects and building a house about the characters and plot of the books that they have read. This unique project contains doors and windows that open up to reveal characters and scenes from the book.

blue bullet point These house shaped graphic organizers will provide you with all of the teaching resources that you need for your students to write about the main character, setting, plot, why it would be fun to live in this house with the main character, and a "home sweet home" moment from the story.

blue bullet point Students also have to add themselves as a new character in their story.

blue bullet point When this fun book report project is completed, it is a three dimensional display that has windows and doors that open.

blue bullet point Below is a photograph of a bulletin board display of my students' finished house book report projects.

House Book Report Projects Elementary Classroom Bulletin Board Display Example

blue bullet point Traditionally, requiring students to write about the characters and plot of a book is a task that most students find quite boring. By using this uniquely shaped House Book Report Project, your students will become enthusiastic architects who are busy custom designing their own houses.

blue bullet pointThis uniquely shaped book report project contains five worksheet templates that assemble into a house with a door and two windows that open up to reveal characters and scenes from the story. The finished house project measures 15 inches in width and 11 inches in height.

blue bullet point These finished book report projects will make a unique 3D classroom bulletin board display of your students' work.

blue bullet point Everything that you need to complete these House Book Report Projects is included in this set of teaching resources. All that you will need is scissors, glue, tape, and coloring pencils.

blue bullet point There are 26 worksheet and template pages in this set, as well as two different 5 page color bulletin board display banners.

Character House Book Report Projects Bulletin Board Display

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:

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

Book Report Projects Assembly Directions Character House

Grading Rubric:

blue bullet point This set includes a book report grading rubric.

blue bullet point 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.

blue bullet pointBelow is an example of my House Book Report grading rubric:

House Book Report Projects Grading Rubric

First Draft Worksheets:

blue bullet pointI 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.

blue bullet pointThis House Book Report Project contains five writing templates, one door area, and two window areas for students to draw pictures of characters and scenes from the story.

  • Template #1:
    Title, Author, Genre, Name, and "Home Sweet Home:" If you describe someone as sweet, it means that they are kind and thoughtful. Write about a part of the book when someone was sweet to another person in the story.
  • Template #2:
    Main Character and New Character: Using colorful adjectives and examples from the story, describe the main character. Pretend that you are the author of this book and add yourself as a new character in the story. Describe how the story changes by adding yourself as a new character.
  • Template #3:
    Setting: The setting is when and where the story takes place. Describe the main setting of the story using as much detail as possible.
  • Template #4:
    Summary: The plot is the main events and actions that happen in the story. Write a short summary describing the plot of the story.
  • Template #5:
    It Would Be Fun to Live in this House: Describe why it would be fun to live in the same house as the main character. Using information that you learned about the main character in the book, what kind of activities would you enjoy doing together?
  • Drawings:
    In the two windows, students draw a picture of the main character and then themselves. In the door, students draw a scene from the story.

blue bullet point This set contains four 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 house templates.

Below are examples of the four first draft worksheets.

House Book Report Project First Draft Writing Worksheets

House Book Report Project First Draft Reading Worksheets

Black and White House Templates:

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

blue bullet pointBelow are examples of these 5 house templates.


House Book Report Projects, Templates and Worksheets Elementary School Students



blue bullet point On Template #1, students cut the right side and top of the door so that the door folds open. Then, they glue a picture of a scene from the book that they drew behind this open area.

blue bullet pointOn Template #2, students cut the middle and bottoms of both windows so that the windows folds open. Then, they glue a picture of the main character and themselves behind these two windows.

blue bullet point The drawing rectangles for the door and two windows are shown below.


House Book Report Window and Door Templates

Color House Templates:

blue bullet point When I am first introducing my students to a new project, I believe that it is important for them to have a visual picture of what their final draft should look like. I always assemble the project myself beforehand and complete it.

blue bullet point My students enjoy seeing my house project first (especially because I am horrible at drawing!). 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.

blue bullet point To save you time in coloring your example that you show your students, I have included two different sets of house templates of this project for you to choose from.



Fun House Book Report Project Templates and Worksheets Elementary School Students


Unique House Book Report Project Templates and Worksheets Elementary School Students



Free 5 Page Bulletin Board Display Banner:

blue bullet point Finally, I know that it takes teachers a lot of 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.

blue bullet point 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 your bulletin board display of these House Book Report Projects.


House Book Report Projects Bulletin Board Display Ideas

Free Bulletin Board Display Accent Pieces:

blue bullet point 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.

blue bullet point This House Book Report Project contains a second bulletin board display banner that contains the same house template shapes on it.

blue bullet point For your classroom bulletin board display, you may want to have your students' houses stapled above a road (like in the banner below), so I have provided a road banner for you to use to create a long road across your bulletin board display.

House Book Reports and Projects Bulletin Board Display Banner Examples



Road for Houses

blue bullet point I hope that these two EXTRA GOODIES that are included in this book report set help save you time in decorating your house classroom display area.

blue bullet point You will be able to design a colorful and dynamic 3D bulletin board display using your students' finished house book report projects.

blue bullet point These house graphic organizers are a creative 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 the characters and plot of their books in a challenging and engaging way.

blue bullet point This book report project is unique because it is a 2 dimensional student reading response project with a door and two windows that open up to reveal characters and scenes from the story.

House Book Report Projects Fun Reading Response Projects

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House Book Report Project Templates
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Fun Book Report Project Ideas - House Templates

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