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April 2012 Book Report

Due: 4 / 30 / 2012

Book type: Challenging choice

Report type:  Creative choice

FCAs: None

Read a book of your choice that you would like to share with the class. Have fun coming up with a creative report.

Details

Original Assigment Sheet (pdf)

March 2012 Book Report

Due: 3 / 29 / 2012

Book type:  Choice

Report type:  Conversation

FCAs: none

Ask a parent or other adult to read the same book. When complete, discuss the book together.

Details

Original Assigment Sheet (pdf)

February 2012 Book Report

Due: 1 / 20 / 2012

Book type: non-fiction

Report type:  oral presentation

Book focus: biography / auto-biography of a  person of your choice

FCAs:

  1. 10 pts: Knowledge of your subject.
  2. 10 pts: Presentation (organization, diction, eye contact, posture).
  3.  5 pts: Costume (creativity, etc.).

Details

Original Assignment Sheet (PDF)

January 2012 Book Report

Due: 1 / 20 / 2012

Book type: non-fiction

Report type: Written

Book focus: biography / history / auto-biography of a famous African-American

FCAs:

  1. 10 pts: Follow book report format: title, intro, body, conclusion.
  2. 10 pts: Use complete sentences. Avoid run-ons or fragments.
  3. 10 pts: Choose vivid language. Avoid tired words like "went" and "got." Use a dictionary or thesaurus to expan your vocabulary. 

More detail...

Original Assignment Sheet.

November 2011 book report

Due:  November 30, 2011

Sell your book to the class!! Create a persuasive presentation for the class.

Book type: fiction

Report type:  Oral

FCAs (focus correction areas):

  1. 5 pts: Speak loudly and clearly.
  2. 5 pts: Look up from your notes frequently. You do not need to make eye contact if that makes you nervous.
  3. 10 pts: Present information clearly - no confusion.
  4. 12 pts:  Give three reasons, with examples from the book, why people should read your book / it's the best!
  5. 8 pts:  Develop a creative, well done book cover.

Directions...

October 2011 book report

Due: 10 / 31 / 2011

Book type: fiction

Report focus: main character

FCAs (focus correction areas):

  1. 15 pts: List 3 adjectives for the main character.
  2. 30 pts: List 6 examples that support your adjectives (2 per adjective).
  3. 5 pts: Use correct capitalization for the Book Title and for proper nouns (people's names).

Fill out  the worksheet to complete the assignment.

September 2011 book report

Due: 9 / 30 / 2011

Book type: fiction

Report type: written

FCAs (focus correction areas):

  1. 20 pts: Follow all directions; write no more than six complete sentences for each story element.
  2. 20 pts: Use correct capitalization (at the beginning of each sentence, for people's names, for specific places like towns, cities, states, countries, some buildings, etc.
  3. 10 pts: Use correct punctuation at the end of sentences (period, question mark, exclamation point).

This report has two parts. Follow these steps to complete.

Original handout