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6th Grade – Mrs. Wendel

Book Report Projects

 Select as many projects as you need to total 100 points (no more than 100 points). Each project has a total possible point value. Follow the instructions carefully so you will get full credit for each project

1.      Venn Diagram    25 points

Create a Venn diagram illustrating the similarities and differences between two of the main characters in a book just read. Alternatively, you  might elect to create a Venn diagram showing the similarities and differences between the book's main character and yourself.

2.      Book Jacket   50 points

Create a book jacket book report.

Fold a piece of brown craft paper or a grocery bag into a book jacket shape. Then follow these directions for completing the book jackets:

  • On the cover, illustrate the book's setting. Do not copy the original book cover.
  • On the inside front flap, write a description of the main character.
  • On the inside back flap, write a description of the main problem in the book.
  • On the back cover, write a summary of the story.

3.      Video commercial (Mrs. Wendel has a video camera). 50 points

Create a commercial for book you read. 50 points

Students to videotape himself or herself presenting a 2 -minute "commercial" for the book. During the first 30 seconds of the commercial, the student should tell what he or she liked about the book. During the next 2 minutes, the student should read a favorite passage from the book -- a passage that might motivate others to want to read the book.

4.      Outline

Students use an outline format to pick out important details of a book. 50 points

Provide students with a work sheet based on the simple outline form below and have them complete the worksheet. Outline available on Mrs.Wendel’s homepage resources.

5.      Acrostic Poem “HATCHET” 50 Points

Write the letters of the title of a recently read book in a column going down the page. Use the names of objects, events, or ideas from that book to complete each line. Each line must begin with the letter of the book title at the beginning of that line and all the lines together should form a poem. Illustrateyour completed poems.

6.      Map Project   25 points

Students create a map highlighting places described in the story.

Students will draw and label a map of the setting of a recently read book based on information provided by the book's author. The map should show the immediate neighborhood or community in which the book takes place; if the author offers ample description of the home or another place as the central setting for the book, then the students' maps might detail that place. In most cases, a completed map will involve some conjecture on the part of the mapmaker! Students to explain their maps orally.

7.      Astrological Sign project  25 Points

Match book characters with astrological signs.

Use the simple explanation of some of the personality characteristics of the Zodiac/Horoscope Signs listed below.  Select a character from a book you have  read. Explore the character traits of the birth signs, and  try to identify which sign a selected character was born under. Your written reports should explain why you came to that conclusion.

Sign Characteristics

Zodiac Sign Characteristics

 

Zodiac

Element

Planetary Ruler

Quality

Polarity

Keywords

Aries

Fire

Mars

Fixed

+

independence, pioneering, fighting, acting, leading

Taurus

Earth

Venus

Fixed

-

producing, possessing, enjoying, having, maintaining

Gemini

Air

Mercury

Mutable

+

thinking, communicating, learning, amusing, trading

Cancer

Water

Moon

Cardinal

-

protecting, feeling, dreaming, securing, responding

Leo

Fire

Sun

Fixed

+

ruling, respecting, teaching, playing, giving

Virgo

Earth

Mercury

Mutable

-

improving, working, serving, cleaning, studying

Libra

Air

Venus

Cardinal

+

pleasing, socializing, balancing, relating

Scorpio

Water

Mars, Pluto

Fixed

-

concealing, controlling, influencing, transforming, dealing

Sagittarius

Fire

Jupiter

Mutable

+

seeking, exploring, travelling, understanding, believing

Capricorn

Earth

Saturn

Cardinal

-

building, using, organizing, achieving, ordering, climbing

Aquarius

Air

Saturn, Uranus

Fixed

+

liberating, knowing, reforming, innovating, researching

Pisces

Water

Jupiter, Neptune

Mutable

-

accepting, inspiring, loving, fantasizing, visualizing

 

8.      Before and After Project 25 points

Can you judge a book by its cover?

Write a brief summary telling what you think a book will be about -- based on the book's cover -- before you actually read the book. Then write another brief summary after you read the book.

9.       Recipe Project (yes food)! 25 Points

Locate a recipe for a food dish that's mentioned in the book or for a food dish that's representative of the book's setting. Share your recipe with your classmates and explain how the dish relates to the book.

10. Scavenger Hunt 25 points

Search  the book for words and/or sentences that match scavenger hunt criteria: Create a list which include the following and indicate the page number you found the words

  • a three-syllable word
  • a contraction
  • a compound word
  • a word with a silent e at the end
  • a word with a suffix that required doubling the final consonant before adding the suffix
  • a word with a suffix that required dropping a silent e before adding the suffix
  • the longest word in the book
  • a word that includes the letters tion
  • a four-syllable word
  • a word that includes a silent letter other than e
  • an adjective
  • a word with a prefix
  • a sentence that includes a simile <LI style="LINE-HEIG




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