Turtle Book Report Project:
An Extra Large Turtle Project That is Turtle-ific!

Turtle Book Report Project Bulletin Board Display Ideas and Examples

Turtle Book Report Project and Turtle Templates

Extra Large Turtle Book Report Project
Teaching Resources Set

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Note: If you are purchasing this resource for the Roald Dahl story Esio Trot, I've created a turtle project specifically for that book. Do not purchase the turtle book report project on this page, instead click on the link below to view my Esio Trot turtle project:


A very DETAILED description about this
Turtle Book Report Project is provided below.




Turtle Bulletin Board Display For Fun Turtle Book Report Projects

Turtle Book Report Project: Bulletin Board Display Example

Fun Turtle Book Report Projects For Elementary School Students blue bullet point Are you looking for a fun turtle shaped book report project for your students to complete?

blue bullet point These extra large turtle templates can be used as a cooperative group project or as an individual student book report project.

blue bullet point Traditionally, requiring students to write about the beginning, middle, and end of a book is a task that most students find quite boring.

blue bullet point By using this uniquely shaped turtle book report project, students write about the head (beginning,) body (middle), and tail (ending) of their stories inside their turtle templates.

blue bullet point There is also an area for students to write about their favorite part of the story and an area where they can draw a picture.


Fun Turtle Book Report Project Templates and Printable Worksheets For Elementary School Students

Fun Turtle Projects For Kids blue bullet point This uniquely shaped book report project contains nine templates that assemble into a large turtle. The finished turtle project measures 24 inches in width and 17 inches in height.

blue bullet point Everything that you need to complete this turtle book report project 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 19 printable worksheets and template pages in this set, as well as a 5 page color bulletin board display banner. You'll be able to design a colorful and eye catching bulletin board display using your students' finished projects.

blue bullet point In addition, this set of reading resources includes an award certificate, 6 display turtles with reading slogans written on them, and 9 smaller turtle templates that can be used as accent pieces for your classroom bulletin board display.


Turtle Book Report Project
What's Included?

First Draft Worksheets:

Steps of the Writing Process blue bullet point I believe that it is important for students to go through the steps of the writing process. For this reason, my students never begin their turtle projects by writing on their final draft turtle templates, instead they write on first draft worksheets.

blue bullet point 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 set of teaching resources contains 2 first draft worksheets. On these first draft worksheets, I have designed the writing line spaces to match the spaces on the final draft turtle templates.

This turtle book report project requires
students to write about the following topics:

  • Head = Beginning of Story
  • Body = Middle of Story
  • Tail = Ending of Story
  • A Turtle-ific Part of the Story - Favorite Part of Story

Below are examples of the
two first draft worksheets.


Turtle Book Report Project First Draft Printable Worksheets

Turtle Book Report Project: First Draft Worksheets

Note: Due to spelling differences in English, there are two separate sets of teaching resources for the printable worksheets (assembly directions, first draft, and grading rubric worksheets).

You can select the version that contains the spelling that is used in the country where you live.
(Examples: color/colour and favorite/favourite)



Fun Turtle Book Report Project Activity For Elementary School Students

My students love completing this fun activity and they are proud of their finished turtle projects!

TEACHING TIP:

This project requires a lot of green coloring materials to complete these extra large turtle templates. A few days before my students begin working on their final drafts, I ask them to bring in green coloring pencils and markers.

By having my students bring in some of these materials from home, it helps to not dwindle down all of the green coloring materials that I have in my classroom. Students also enjoy bringing in green glitter to help them put some sparkly touches on their turtle projects.

Assembling Directions:

blue bullet point This set of teaching resources includes step by step directions on how to assemble the 9 templates into a large turtle.

Below is an example of the assemby directions worksheets.

Turtle Book Report Project Assembly Directions for Teachers and Students

Turtle Book Report Project: Assembling Directions Worksheet

Below: There are also specific directions written on the actual
turtle templates that show students where to cut and glue.

Turtle Project Templates For Elementary School Students

Turtle Book Report Project:
Example of the assembling directions that are printed on the turtle template worksheets.

Black and White Turtle Templates:

Fun Turtle Projects and Templates For Kids blue bullet point Students should proofread and edit their first drafts before they begin working on their final draft turtle projects.

blue bullet point This unique and fun book report project includes 9 templates that are assembled together to form a large turtle shape.

blue bullet point When the project has been assembled, the students' turtles will measure 24 inches in width and 17 inches in height.

blue bullet point Your students will love working on this large project and these finished student book report projects will make a dynamic and eye catching classroom or hallway display.


Below you can see examples of the 9 turtle templates.

Turtle Book Report Project Templates For Elementary School Students

Turtle Book Report Project: 9 Templates

The circle template (#9 above) is the area where students draw a picture.
The circle is glued in the center of the turtle's shell.


Example of Assembled Turtle Book Report Project Templates

Above is an example of what a finished turtle project
looks like after the 9 templates have been assembled together.

Color Turtle Templates:

Turtle Color Templates blue bullet point 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.

blue bullet point I always complete an example of this turtle book report project before I introduce this assignment to my students.

blue bullet point Before my students begin writing their first drafts, I show them my finished turtle 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.

blue bullet point 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.

blue bullet point To save you time in coloring your example that you show to your students, I have included color turtle templates in this teaching resources set. I display my finished turtle book report at the front of my classroom so that students can refer to it as they are completing their own turtle projects.

Color Templates For Turtle Book Report Projects

Turtle Book Report Project: Color Templates

Grading Rubric:

Turtle Project Grading Rubric blue bullet point A book report grading rubric is included in this set of teaching resources.

blue bullet point 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 grading rubric.

Turtle Book Report Project Grading Rubric For Students and Teachers

Free 5 Page Bulletin Board Display Banner:

Bulletin Board Display Ideas and Examples For Turtle Projects 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' turtle 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.


Free Turtle Book Report Project Bulletin Board Display Banner

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

Free Award Certificate:

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 free resources that will help save teachers time, or that are related to that project's theme.

blue bullet point This set of teaching resources includes an award certificate that you can present to your students after they have completed their turtle projects. There are color and black and white templates of the award for you to choose from.


Turtle Award Certificate For Elementary School Students

Free Bulletin Board Display Accent Pieces:

blue bullet point EXTRA FREE TEACHING RESOURCES: This set includes 6 one page turtle bulletin board accent pieces.

  • Our Turtle Book Report Projects
  • Our Projects Are Turtle-ific!
  • We've Read Some Turtle-ific Books!
  • Are you looking for a great book to read? Check out our turtle shells!
  • These Books Are Turtle-ific!
  • Our Shells Are Filled With Great Books To Read!

Free Turtle Templates for Classroom Bulletin Board Display

blue bullet point EXTRA FREE TEACHING RESOURCES #3: I have also included some blank turtle templates that you can use as accent pieces to help you decorate your bulletin board display.


Turtle Bulletin Board Display Ideas and Examples - Free Turtle Templates

I hope these free accent pieces help save you time
in decorating your turtle bulletin board display.


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Turtle Book Report Project and Turtle Templates

Extra Large Turtle Book Report Project
Teaching Resources Set

$4.99

Click on the Add to Cart button above to purchase this set of teaching resources.
You will be emailed a download link for this book report project so you can download and use it today!

  • Secure payment method through Paypal.
  • Use your credit card or Paypal account.
  • Download link is emailed to you today!
  • Print as many copies as you want.
  • Save and reuse this fun project forever!
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Check out these other "Turtle Projects"
that are available on Unique Teaching Resources:

Turtle Sticker Chart

Turtle Shaped Sticker Charts For Elementary School Teachers

These turtles will motivate your students to come out of their shells and make steady progress towards a goal.

There are 20 boxes for you to place stickers in on these turtle templates.

$3.50

Click below for more information about:
Turtle Sticker Charts


Turtle Writing Templates

Turtle Shaped Creative Writing Templates and Worksheets

These turtle templates would be ideal to use for a short writing assignment, poetry, or a science unit.

These cute turtle creative writing templates measure 10 x 6 inches.

3.00

Click below for more information about:
Turtle Writing Templates




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1st Place Trophy and Favorite Book
(Ideal for a beginning or end of year activity.)


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these "one of a kind" book report projects!

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