Saturday, July 16, 2011

End of the year projects

For end of the year projects my fifth graders produced these booklets which were reviews of favorite books we had read together in fourth or fifth grade. The front is a copy of the book's cover. Inside I had them review the narrative elements in various ways.

First the children drew the cover, then I cut the paper down the center

This is what the inside of the booklet looks like

You can see here how they stand up
Here are some examples of what they wrote on the inside: author's purpose, symbols from the story, a list of the major and minor characters, details about setting (time and place), themes found in the book, character traits with text based evidence, a story map or plot profile, or the types of conflicts they experienced in the book. They could also rate the book or write a summary. I mounted the projects on cardboard so they actually stand up. It was lots of fun! Christine