Sandwich Book Report Projects: Your students will be anxious to be chefs and create a delicious sandwich filled with information about all the key elements of the books that they have read.
These sandwich shaped graphic organizers will provide you with all of the teaching resources that you need for your students to write about the important "layers" of their books. Each layer of the book is a different layer in this sandwich book report project.
Traditionally, requiring students to write about the main elements of a story is a task most students find quite boring. By using this uniquely shaped book report that contains sandwich graphic organizers, your students will be hungry and enthusiastic to start this delicious reading project!
This uniquely shaped book report project contains seven worksheet templates for the different layers of this sandwich project. The 7 layers are stapled together to form a sandwich flip book (see examples above.)
Each layer of this sandwich book report project is approximately 7 inches in height and 7 inches in width (see example on the left.)
Everything that you need to complete these sandwich book report projects is included in this set of teaching resources. All that you will need is scissors, glue, a stapler, and coloring pencils.
There are 19 printable worksheets and template pages in this set of reading resources, as well as a 5 page color bulletin board display banner.
These finished sandwich book report projects will make a colorful and dynamic bulletin board display of your students' work.
In addition, this set of reading resources includes 8 accent pieces in the shape of a piece of bread 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 sandwich 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 sandwich 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 sandwich 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 sandwich book report project is divided into 7 writing sections:
This set of teaching resources contains 3 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 sandwich templates.
First Draft Worksheet #1: Students write the title, author, and genre of the book. This information is written in the top layer of the bread.
Students write about the setting of the book in the tomato template and they describe the main and minor characters in the onion template.
First Draft Worksheet #2: Students write about the problem, complication, or challenge that the main character must solve or overcome in the lettuce template.
Next, students write about the story climax in the cheese template.
First Draft Worksheet #3: Students write about the solution and conclusion of the book in the meat template.
Finally, students write about their favorite part of the story in the bottom bread template.
This book report project contains 7 templates that are stapled together at the top to form a sandwich flip book.
The finished sandwich book report project includes 7 sandwich layers and each layer of the sandwich is approximately 7 inches in height and 7 inches in width.
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 sandwich book report project before I introduce this assignment to my students.
Before my students begin writing their first drafts, I show them my finished sandwich 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 sandwich templates in this teaching resources set. I display my finished sandwich book report at the front of my classroom so that students can refer to it as they are completing their own sandwich projects.
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' sandwich 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.
EXTRA GOODIES: I have created some sandwich themed accent pieces to assist you in decorating your bulletin board display featuring your students' finished sandwich projects.
I have designed 8 sandwich accent pieces that contain slogans written on them that promote reading.
I hope that these EXTRA GOODIES that are included in this set of teaching resources help save you time in decorating your sandwich bulletin board display.
You will be able to design a colorful and dynamic classroom bulletin board display using your students' finished sandwich projects.
These sandwich 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 sandwich themed accent pieces to assist you in decorating your bulletin board display.