Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Cereal Box Book Reports 2014

Each month, my students are assigned book reports.  The genre changes monthly, and the students are given freedom to select a book; I then approve it to make sure it's on their reading level.  For September, students were to choose and read a fiction book and complete a Cereal Box Book Report.  I usually change my book reports each year, but the Cereal Box Report has been so successful that I've used it for a couple of years now.

For more information, click the links below:
Cereal Box Book Report Directions
Templates for Left/Top Side of Box  (This includes the template for the summary and title, author, and rating)
Template for Right Side of Box  (This includes template for the characters and setting)

This year's boxes:
These three were based on the following books:  Swiss Family Robinson, Treasure Island, and Huckleberry Finn
The students were required to create a game (that related to the story) on the back of the box:
Based on:  Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. and The Secret Garden.
Other examples:
The students could either write or type their information, but most chose to write on the template I gave:
Finally, the students presented their reports in a 2-3 minute presentation.  Some even chose to share their report in a "commercial."  The students did a wonderful job!

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