Choose one of the 14 book projects to present to class. You will have three class days to work on it, then a week at home. We will be presenting May 15-18.
Book Project options
- Create a sculpture of a character. An explanation of how this character fits into the book should accompany the sculpture.
- Interview a character from your book. Write at least ten questions that will give the character the opportunity to discuss his/her thoughts and feelings about his/her role in the story. However you choose to present your interview is up to you.
- Write a diary that one of the story’s main characters might have kept before, during, or after the book’s events. Remember that the character’s thoughts and feelings are very important in a diary. Must have at least 10 entries.
- Construct a diorama of one of the main events of the book. Include a written description of the scene.
- Make several sketches of some of the scenes in the book and label them.
- Construct puppets and present a show of one or more interesting parts of the book.
- Dress as one of the characters and act out a characterization.
- Imagine that you are the author of the book you have just read. Suddenly the book becomes a best seller. Write a letter to a movie producer trying to get that person interested in making your book into a movie. Explain why the story, characters, conflicts, etc., would make a good film. Suggest a filming location and the actors to play the various roles. YOU MAY ONLY USE BOOKS WHICH HAVE NOT ALREADY BEEN MADE INTO MOVIES.
- Make three posters about the book using two or more of the following media: paint, crayons, chalk, paper, ink, real materials.
- Write and perform an original song that tells the story of the book
- Be a TV or radio reporter, and give a report of a scene from the book as if it is happening “live”.
- Create a newspaper for your book. Summarize the plot in one article, cover the weather in another, do a feature story on one of the more interesting characters in another. Include an editorial and a collection of ads that would be pertinent to the story.
- Do a book talk. Talk to the class about your book by saying a little about the author, explain who the characters are and explain enough about the beginning of the story so that everyone will understand what they are about to read. Finally, read an exciting, interesting, or amusing passage from your book. Stop reading at a moment that leaves the audience hanging and add “If you want to know more you’ll have to read the book.” If the book talk is well done almost all the students want to read the book.
- Write a part of the story from a different point of view
- Write the plot for a sequel to this book.