One of my teacher friends was talking to me at a meeting recently and shared her students' lack of excitement toward the traditional book report. We both completely agree with her students and I thought it would be fun to compile some book report alternatives to bring a little life back into book projects!
I found this amazing list on ReadWriteThink by he National Council of Teachers of English with 50 alternatives to the traditional book report. On their site, there are free interactives and printables to go with some of them!
Some of my favorites include:
I really love using book chats as an alternative to book reports. Book chats really get students excited about sharing their book and can be used in class or for an at home project. I created a template for fiction and nonfiction book chats. The resources include checklists, graphic organizers, and rubrics. All you need to do is provide the books!
If you're interested, you can purchase the bundle, or just the fiction/nonfiction sets here.
What is your favorite twist on the traditional book report? I'd love to hear more ideas!
Happy Teaching! Michaela