Whether you're teaching a whole-class novel, or finishing a round of independent reading or literature circles, post-reading assessments are always more engaging when they're more than just a test or essay. In this post, you'll discover a dozen fun book report ideas for your middle or high school ELA students, curated by a team of experienced English teachers.
If you’re finishing up a novel study or a round of independent reading, consider one of these alternative projects for a post-reading assessment.
A critical book review makes a great independent reading assessment because it directs your students to think more deeply about what they read, and is a great venue for persuasive writing that also incorporates higher-order thinking.
Written book reports are as old as the hills, and certainly not anything you need to be instructed in, I know! However, below are just a few thoughts on why written book reports are still valuable, and some ideas for how to implement them. The Short Form Book Report What is a short form book… Continue reading Book Report Series: Written Reports
The first thing you need to know is this: your students can do oral book reports! It’s up to you to set the tone for a learning environment in which it’s OK to not be great at everything. Learning is messy.