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Suitcase Book Report Projects Elementary Girl Student blue bullet point Vacation Suitcase Book Report Projects: Are you looking for a creative book report project idea for your elementary school students to complete that also involves research skills?

blue bullet point Engage your students in reading by using this suitcase book report project that combines unique writing templates with unique writing topics. Your students will find this reading response activity fun and challenging to complete!

blue bullet point This set of teaching resources focuses on creative writing responses about the story's main character. At the same time, this project involves students in researching information about a country that students choose to visit with their main characters.

blue bullet point Based on what they have learned about their main characters from their books, students select a country that they think their characters would enjoy visiting. Your students will then plan to go on a vacation to this country with their main characters.

blue bullet point Prior to their vacations, students have to research the following information about their selected countries: flag, population, capital city, currency, languages, and the price of an airline ticket.

Suitcase Book Report Projects Elementary Boy Student blue bullet point Students also have to plan what the main character will pack in his or her suitcase and the main attractions that they will visit in that particular country.

blue bullet point Next, students write about their favorite places that they visited in this country, items that they bought when they went shopping with their main characters, and the types of food that they ate in restaurants in this country. Finally, students explain why it is was fun to take a vacation to their selected countries with their main characters.

blue bullet pointThese fun creative writing responses are written inside unique suitcase shaped templates.

blue bullet point The unique suitcase graphic organizers and creative writing responses that are required for this project will make your students think about their main characters in a whole new way!

blue bullet pointThese suitcase book report projects are also a great way to add research and library skills into your reading lesson plans.


Examples of Suitcase Book Report Projects For Elementary School Students
Example: Completed Vacation Suitcase Book Report Project

blue bullet point This uniquely shaped book report project contains four worksheet templates that assemble into a large suitcase. There is a fifth template that is the handle for the suitcase.

blue bullet point Main Character Suitcase Book Report Projects Templates and Worksheets Measurements The finished vacation suitcase book report project measures 11 inches in width and 16 inches in height. Including the handle, the height of the project is 23 inches (see example on the right.)

blue bullet point Everything that you need to complete these vacation suitcase 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 16 printable worksheets and template pages in this set, as well as a 5 page color bulletin board display banner.

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

blue bullet point In addition, this set of reading resources includes 40 bulletin board accent pieces of international children carrying their country flags that can be used as accent pieces for your classroom bulletin board display.

blue bullet point Traditionally, requiring students to write about the main characters in the stories that they have read is a task that most students find quite boring. By using these extra large suitcase templates and planning a trip to a foreign country, your students will be excited to begin these fun book report projects.



Vacation Suitcase Book Report Projects
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blue bullet point This set of teaching resources includes assembling directions on how to prepare and assemble this vacation suitcase book report project. Below is an example of the assembling directions worksheet.


Vacation Suitcase Book Report Projects Directions Printable Worksheets



Suitcase Book Report Projects Grading Rubric blue bullet pointA 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.

blue bullet point Below is an example of my vacation suitcase book report grading rubric.


Main Character Book Report Projects Grading Rubric Printable Worksheets



Brown Suitcase blue bullet pointI believe that the writing process is important and that teachers should use process writing whenever possible.

blue bullet pointFor this reason, my students never begin their book report projects by writing on their final draft newspaper templates, instead they write on first draft worksheets.

blue bullet pointNext, my students edit and revise their written work on their own, with a partner, or in individual writing conferences with me.

This vacation suitcase book report project is
divided into the following creative writing sections:

  • Suitcase Happy Face Researching the country, flag, population, capital city, currency, languages, and price of an airline ticket
  • The main attractions that we plan to visit are...
  • I think that ____ would enjoy visiting ____ because...
  • Packing our suitcases
  • Our favorite places that we visited together
  • Shopping and Restaurants
  • Traveling with ____ was fun because...

blue bullet pointDue to spelling differences in English, there are two separate sets of teaching resources for the printable worksheets and final draft suitcase templates.

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



Vacation Suitcase Book Report Projects
First Draft Worksheets:

Suitcase Book Report Projects First Draft Worksheets blue bullet point This set of teaching resources contains four 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 suitcase book report templates.

blue bullet point First Draft Worksheet #1: Students fill in the following information.

  • Name and Due Date
  • Title of Book, Author, and Genre
  • Draw the design for the country's flag inside the small flag
  • Character's name
  • Flying from _____ to ______
  • Airline and the cost of the flight
  • Country
  • Population
  • Capital City
  • Currency
  • Language(s)
Vacation Suitcase Book Report Projects First Draft Worksheets

blue bullet point First Draft Worksheet #2:

  • Main Attactions: What are the main attractions that you and the main character from your book want to see? They can include different cities, historical sites, famous sites, amusement parks, leisure activities, and general site-seeing.
  • Packing Our Suitcases: What items will you and the main character need to pack in your suitcases for this trip? Try to think of items that you would need to bring for the places that both of you are traveling to. Use your imagination! Think about your character, what personal items would he/she want to take with him/her? What hobbies and interests does the main character have?
Vacation Suitcase Book Report Projects First Draft Printable Worksheets

blue bullet point First Draft Worksheet #3:

  • Our Favorite Place That We Visited Together: What was your favorite place that you visited during your vacation? Explain why this was your favorite place, and what you and the main character did while you were there together.
  • Shopping and Restaurants: What did you and the main character buy on your holiday? What kinds of foods did you enjoy eating at this country?
Suitcase Book Report Projects First Draft Worksheets

blue bullet point First Draft Worksheet #4:

  • Traveling With ________ Was Fun Because: Explain why it was fun to travel on a vacation with the main character from your book. Give examples of some fun or adventurous times that you had together.
Suitcase Book Report Projects First Draft Printable Worksheets



Vacation Suitcase Book Report Projects
Final Draft Templates:

Suitcase Book Report Final Draft Templates blue bullet point This set of teaching resources includes 5 worksheet templates that are glued together to form a suitcase.

blue bullet point There are 4 templates that are glued together to form the rectangular suitcase shape, and the fifth template is the handle for the suitcase project.

blue bullet point Inside one of the boxes, students draw and color a picture of a place that they visited with the main characters in their books.

blue bullet point The finished vacation suitcase book report project measures 11 inches in width and 16 inches in height. Including the handle, the height of the project is 23 inches

Below:

Vacation Suitcase Book Report Templates

(5 printable worksheets that are glued together to form a suitcase.)


Suitcase Handle: title of book, author, and genre
Suitcase Handle

  • Top Left Template: draw and color the country flag, character's name, traveling from, traveling to, airline, price of ticket, country, population, capital city, currency, and language(s)
  • Top Right Template: write and draw a picture about the main attraction, write your name in name tag area

Suitcase Book Report Projects For Elementary School Students

  • Bottom Left Template: packing our suitcases and our favorite place that we visited together
  • Bottom Right Template: shopping, restaurants, and traveling with the character was fun because ...

Suitcase Book Report Projects For Elementary School Teachers

Below: Assembled example of the 5 templates cut out and glued together.
Vacation Suitcase Book Report Project

(The small example below does not show the words, titles, or headings on it.)




Suitcase Book Report Projects Color Templates blue bullet pointWhen 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 pointI always complete an example of this vacation suitcase 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 suitcase project. This visual example immediately grabs my students' attention and they are excited to start working on this project from the very beginning.

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 suitcase templates in this teaching resources set. I display my finished suitcase book report at the front of my classroom so that students can refer to it as they are completing their own suitcase projects.

Below:
Vacation Suitcase Book Report Color Templates

(5 printable worksheets that are glued together to form a suitcase.)

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Suitcase Book Report Projects Free Bulletin Board Display Banner 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 bulletin board 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' suitcase 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.


Below: Vacation Suitcase Book Report Banner


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Vacation Suitcase Book Report Free Bulletin Board Accent Pieces blue bullet point EXTRA GOODIES: This main character suitcase book report set includes 40 different bulletin board accent pieces of international children carrying their country flags.

blue bullet point These flag decorations can be used as accent pieces on your suitcase bulletin board display.

blue bullet point Besides using these 40 accent pieces for this suitcase project, I am sure that there are other times during the school year that you may need displays of country flags.

blue bullet pointI hope that these EXTRA GOODIES that are included in this set of teaching resources help save you time in decorating your suitcase bulletin board display.

blue bullet pointThere are 40 different country flag accent pieces included in this set of teaching resources, and four of them are shown below.


International Children With Flags



Suitcase and Airplane blue bullet point You will be able to design a colorful and dynamic classroom bulletin board display using your students' finished vacation suitcase book report projects.

blue bullet point These suitcase 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 about the main characters of their books in a different way.

blue bullet point Based on their main character's personality and interests, students have to choose a country to visit that the character would enjoy, think about what that character would pack in their suitcase, what that character would enjoy buying, and other creative responses. In addition, this book report set requires your students to complete research about a country.

blue bullet point This vacation suitcase book report has been one of my students' favorite projects and I hope that your students enjoy completing this fun activity as well!


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