To introduce students to a variety of different literature, the
students will be completing one chapter book report project each
month. Each child will be responsible for finding a chapter book to read
for each month’s topic. Students have access to our school library
and our classroom library to find books. In addition, they may read a
book from home or a public library. After students read the book,
they will have a book report project to complete and hand in for a Reading grade.
An explanation and directions for each project will be handed out at the
beginning of every month. Each book report project counts as two Reading grades.
Students will complete the project primary at home and parents are
encouraged to help. The students may hand in their project anytime
through-out the month with each project due on the last day of the
month. Happy Reading!
Realistic Fiction…Realistic fiction consists of stories that take place
in modern times. The characters are involved in events that could
happen. (not true) (Read 80 pages or more)
Book Project: Scrapbook page Click here for examples!
Fantasy …Fantasy is fiction that contains elements that are not
realistic, such as talking animals and magical powers. (not true)
(Read 80 pages or more)
Book Project: Memory bag Click here for examples!
Historical Fiction…Historical fiction is made up of stories that take
place in a particular time period in the past. (not true) (Read 80
pages or more)
Book Project: Flip Book Click here for examples!
Poetry…Poetry is verse written to evoke thought and feeling from the
reader. If often uses rhythm and rhyme to convey its message.
(Read 80 poems or more from at least three different poetry books)
Book Project: Book Cube Click here for examples!
Informational…Informational books are nonfiction books that give
factual information on a variety of topics. (true) (Read 60 pages or
Book Project: Game Board Click here for examples!
Fable or Tall Tale…In a fable, characters are animals that talk and act
like people. They are usually short stories. They contain a
lesson or moral about life. In tall tales, the characters contain
superhuman traits (Paul Bunyan). Tall tales explain how something in
nature came to be (Grand Canyon).
They often contain hyperboles and similes. (Read 3 fables or tall
Book Project: Puppets or a play
Biography…Biography consists of factual stories about real people from
the past or present. (true) (Read 60 pages or more)
Book Project: timeline Click
here for examples!