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6th Grade Book Report Options *NOTE: All written assignments must be at least two page long (no

skipping lines) unless otherwise stated. 1. Create life-sized models of two of your favorite characters and dress them as they are dressed in the book. Crouch down behind your character and describe yourself as the character. Tell what your role is in the book and how you relate to the other character you have made. 2. Interview a character from your book. Write at least ten questions that will give the character the opportunity to discuss his/her thoughts and feelings about his/her role in the story. Submit your interview typed. Your interview should be at least 3 notebook pages long. 3. Write a diary that one of the story's main characters might have kept before, during, or after the book's events. Remember that the character's thoughts and feelings are very important in a diary. The diary should be at least 10 entries long- each entry being at least half of a notebook page. 4. Build a miniature stage setting of a scene in the book. Include a 1 page written explanation of the scene. 5. Imagine that you are the author of the book you have just read. Suddenly the book becomes a best seller. Write a letter to a movie producer trying to get that person interested in making your book into a movie. Explain why the story, characters, conflicts, etc., would make a good film. Suggest a filming location and the actors to play the various roles. YOU MAY ONLY USE BOOKS, WHICH HAVE NOT ALREADY BEEN MADE INTO MOVIES. It must be at least 2 pages long. 6. Write a book review, as it would be done for a newspaper. (Be sure you read a few before writing your own.) At least 2 pages long. 7. Write a feature article (with a headline) that tells the story of the book as it might be found on the front page of a newspaper in the town where the story takes place. At least 2 pages long. 8. Write a letter to the main character of your book asking questions, protesting a situation, and/or making a complaint and/or a suggestion. This must be done in the correct letter format. At least 2 pages long. 9. If the story of your book takes place in another country, prepare a travel brochure using pictures you have found or drawn. It needs to be at least a tri-fold brochure. 10. Read a book that has been made into a movie. (Caution: it must have been a book FIRST. Books written from screenplays are

not acceptable.) Write an essay comparing the movie version with the book. At least 2 pages long. 11. Create a mini-comic book relating a chapter of the book. It must be at least 10 pages long. 12. Create a newspaper for your book. Summarize the plot in one article; cover the weather in another, do a feature story on one of the more interesting characters in another. Include an editorial and a collection of ads that would be pertinent to the story. 13. Do a collage/poster showing at least 6 pictures or 3-d items that related to the book, and then write a sentence or two beside each one to show its significance. Quality is important. 14. Draw a comic strip of your favorite scene. It must be at least 15 comic boxes long. 15. Write a different ending for your story. It must be at least 2 pages long and include the same characters from the story. 16. Write a different beginning. It must be at least 2 pages long and include the same characters from the story. 17. Write a letter to a character in the book. It must be at least 2 pages long. It must tie into the story plot in some way. 18. Write a letter to the author of the book. It must be at least 2 pages long and include what you did and didnt like about the book. 19. Write Graffiti about the book on a "brick" wall. Cut your words out of construction paper and glue them on the wall. Include a one page paper explaining why you chose your word and its significance to the book. 20. Compare and contrast two characters in the story. It must be two pages long. 21. Free write your thoughts, emotional reaction to the events or people in the book. Two pages long. 22. Sketch a favorite part of the book--don't copy an already existing illustration. Include a one page explanation. 23. Make a time line of all the events in the book. Include a onepage explanation. 24. Make a flow chart of all the events in the book. Include a onepage explanation. 25. Show the events as a cycle. Include a one-page explanation. 26. Make a message board. Include a one-page explanation. 27. Make a map of where the events in the book take place. 28. Compare and contrast this book to another. 29. Do character mapping, showing how characters reacted to events and changed. Include a one-page explanation. 30. Make a list of character traits each person has. Include a onepage explanation.

31. Make a graphic representation of an event or character in the story. Include a one-page explanation. 32. Make a Venn diagram of the people, events or settings in your story. Include a one-page explanation. 33. Make an action wheel. Include a one-page explanation. 34. Write a diary that one of the story's main characters might have kept before, during, or after the book's events. Remember that the character's thoughts and feelings are very important in a diary. 35. Build a miniature stage setting of a scene in the book. Include a one-page written explanation of the scene. 36. Make a poster advertising your book so someone else will want to read it. Include a one-page explanation. 37. Write a feature article (with a headline) that tells the story of the book as it might be found on the front page of a newspaper in the town where the story takes place. 38. Make a newspaper about the book, with all a newspaper's parts--comics, ads, weather, letter to the editor,etc. 39. Make a cutout of one of the characters and write about them in the parts. Include a one-page explanation. 40. Write a book review as it would be done for a newspaper. ( Be sure you read a few before writing your own.) 41. Make a character tree, where one side is event, symmetrical side is emotion or growth. Include a one-page explanation. 42. Choose a quote from a character. Write why it would or wouldn't be a good motto by which to live your life. Include a onepage explanation. 43. Learn something about the environment in which the book takes place. Write what you discover and it connects to the book. 44. Tell 5 things you leaned while reading the book. Include a one-page explanation. 45. Retell part of the story from a different point of view. 46. Choose one part of the story that reached a climax. If something different had happened then, how would it have affected the outcome? 47. Make a Venn diagram on the ways you are like and unlike one of the characters in your story. Include a one-page explanation. 48. Write about one of the character's life twenty years from now. 49. Write a letter from one of the characters to a beloved grandparent or friend. 50. Send a postcard from one of the characters. Draw a picture on one side, write the message on the other. Include a one-page explanation.

51. Make a Venn diagram comparing your environment to the setting in the book. Include a one-page explanation. 52. Plan a party for one or all of the characters involved. Include a one-page explanation. 53. Choose birthday gifts for one of the characters involved. Tell why you chose them. Include a one-page explanation. 54. Draw a picture of the setting of the climax. Why did the author choose to have the action take place here? Include a one-page explanation. 55. Make a travel brochure advertising the setting of the story. Include a one-page explanation. 56. Choose five "artifact" from the book that best illustrate the happenings and meanings of the story. Tell why you chose each one. Include a one-page explanation. 57. Stories are made up; on conflicts and solutions. Choose three conflicts that take place in the story and give the solutions. Is there one that you wish had been handled differently? Include a one-page explanation. 58. Using information in a book to make a scrapbook about the subject. Include a one-page explanation. 59. A puppet show planned to illustrate the story. Include a onepage explanation. 60. Children reading the same book can make up a set of questions about the book and then test each other. Include a onepage explanation. 61. Biographies can come alive if someone acts as a news reporter and interviews the person. Include a one-page explanation. 62. Write the first paragraph (or two) for a sequel. Outline what would happen in the rest of book. 63. Cut out magazine pictures to make a collage or a poster illustrating the idea of the book. Include a one-page explanation. 64. Find a song or a poem that relates to the theme of your book. Explain the similarities. Include a one-page explanation. 65. For fun, exaggerate either characteristics or events and write a tabloid-style news story related to your book. Include a one-page explanation. 66. Draw a comic-book page complete with bubble-style conversations showing an incident in your book. Include a one-page explanation. 67. Use a journalistic style and write a news story about something that happened to one of the characters. Include a onepage explanation.

68. Write a page telling about the title. Is it appropriate? Why? Why not? If you had to change the title, what would you change it to and why? 69. Make a poster advertising your book. Include a one-page explanation. 70. Make an ID card which belongs to one of the characters. Be sure to make the card look like the cards for that particular state. Include a picture and all information found on and ID card. Don't forget the signature!! ******This gets them researching what ID cards /Driver's Licenses look like; as well as thinking about the character-especially the signature. I have seen kids ask each of the other students to sign the character's name to find the one that would most likely belong to the character.******** Include a one-page explanation. 71. Prepare a list of 15 to 20 questions for use in determining if other people have read the book carefully. Include a one-page explanation. 72. Rewrite the story as a picture book. Use simple vocabulary so that younger students may enjoy it. Include a one-page explanation. 73. Make a map showing where the story took place. Include a one-page explanation. 74. Make a dictionary containing 20 or more difficult words from the book. Include a one-page explanation. 75. Describe the problem or conflict existing for the main character in the book. Tell how the conflict was or was not resolved. Include a one-page explanation. 76. Make a collage representing some event or part of your book. Include a one-page explanation. 77. Make a crossword puzzle using ideas from a book. Need at least 25 entries. Include a one-page explanation. 78. Pretend you are a teacher, preparing to teach your novel to the entire class. Create 5 journal prompts. Include a one-page explanation. 79. Make a display of the time period of your book. Include a onepage explanation. 80. Make a banner of cloth or paper about your book. Include a one-page explanation. 81. Create a movie announcement for your book. Include a onepage explanation. 82. Create a radio ad for your book. Write out the script and tape record it as it would be presented. Don't forget background music! 83. Make a "wanted" poster for one of the characters or objects in your book. Include the following: (a) a drawing or cut out picture of

the character or object, (b) a physical description of the character or object, (c) the 84. Imagine that you are about to make a feature-length film of the novel you read. You have been instructed to select your cast from members of your English class. Cast all the major characters in your novel from your character's or object's misdeeds (or deeds?), (d) other information about the character or object which is important, (e) the reward offered for the capture of the character or object. Include a one-page explanation. 85. Find the top 10 web sites a character in your book would most frequently visit. Include 2-3 sentences for each on why your character likes each of the sites. 86. Write a scene that could have happened in the book you read but didn't. After you have written the scene, explain how it would have changed the outcome of the book. 87. Make a test for the book you read. Include 10 true-false, 10 multiple choice, and 10 short essay questions. After writing the test, provide the answers for your questions. 88. Obtain a job application from an employer in our area, and fill out the application as one of the characters in the book you read might do. Before you obtain the application, be sure that the job is one for which a character in your book is qualified. If a resume is required, write it. Include a one-page explanation of why you wrote what you did and how it relates to the character in the book. 89. You are a prosecuting attorney putting one of the characters from the book you read on trial for a crime or misdeed. Prepare your case on paper, giving all your arguments. 90. Pick a national issue. Compose a speech to be given on that topic by one of the major characters in the book you read. Be sure the contents of the speech reflect the characters personality and beliefs. 91. Design a symbol for a novel or a certain character. Include a one-page explanation. 92. Gather a large collection of current events that reflect incidents that closely parallel those in your novel. Include a onepage explanation. 93. Do a BAG BOOK REPORT: using a brown grocery bag, color the front with a picture from the book, title and author. Fill the bag with a minimum of 10 objects which will be pulled out one at a time while the student is describing the story to the class. For example, a small dog statue or picture from a magazine can represent Lassie. A stuffed animal can be used for Picky-Picky, Ramona Quimby\'s cat

etc. Encourage the students to be imaginative and to not use too many pictures. Include a one-page explanation.

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