Overview - OODLES OF BOOK REPORT IDEAS
Product Type: Book
Author: Ellen McPeek Glisan
Number of Pages: 106 pages
Age Appropriate Level: Elementary, Secondary, Adult
A unique resource that makes teachers' lives easier and students' assignments more rewarding, Oodles of Book Report Ideas offers hundreds of reproducible book report activities organized into 50 unusual and interesting categories. Each concept can be used with students of all ages and varying abilities.
-Students will be able to find book report ideas specifically suited to each and every book they read.
-Students will be able to find book report ideas that they will enjoy.
-Students' minds will be stretched as they are asked to look at their books from a wide assortment of different angles.
-Teachers will enjoy the immediate and large supply of different ideas.
The book also offers a wealth of teaching suggestions, including:
-The ideas can be used as they are or altered as needed.
-The ideas can be used solely as a teacher resource.
-The book-or portions of it-can be reproduced and used as a "Book Report Choices" book to be used by the students.
-Transfer a bunch of ideas to index cards and put them in a container. Allow students to draw their book report ideas.
-Many of the book report ideas end with "explain your reasoning." This has been added to enforce the concept of never making choices and decisions without solid reasoning behind them.
Students will enjoy choosing from the 500 challenging and creative activities contained in the following book report ideas:
-An Average Day
-A Night Out
-Around the Neighborhood
-Fashion and Flair
-Hobbies and Pastimes
-Setting the Stage
-Speak to Me
Many of the book report ideas require the use of supplies other than the standard paper, pencils, crayons, and markers. A comprehensive list of supplies needed for each book report is provided-everything from cassette recorders, party materials, sewing supplies, a deck of cards, clay, and a U.S. map, to food dishes, calendars, and fortune cookies.
About the Author
Ellen McPeek Glisan has an M.S. in learning disabilities and started teaching in a cross-categorical classroom in a small rural Northern Illinois junior-senior high school. Writing complete programs that had a clear purpose in the lives of her students became her passion. She has created an entire line of School-to-Work materials for both regular and special education classrooms for children and adults.