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Your Same Old Book Report
For some ideas that really make you rethink the concept of three dimensional reports, we've pulled together ideas from some of our T2T contributors. Perfect for book reports and author studies, these are bound to make your students go that extra mile when putting together their information. If you have a great idea you'd like to share, simply drop us an email.
Accordian Folded Book from Sharon Brandt
Quadraramas from Alice Pickel
Triaramas from Retta
Book Jackets from Laura B. The 4th grade teacher in our school does a book jacket book report. She has the kids fold the paper like it's a hard cover book book jacket. On the 'cover' they illustrate a cover for their report (this is usually any picture that they want that will describe the story - not the cover of their book). On the inside flap they write a description of the main character. On the inside back flap they write a description of either the setting or the problem (she switches it every now and again). On the back 'cover' they write a summary of their story.
Info-spheres from Pamela Udelhofen
For a quick list of folded paper book report ideas, check out this site from About.com.
Don't miss our related page, More Ideas Than You'll Ever Use For Book Reports!
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you a true elementary school teacher?
1. Do you ask guests if they have remembered their scarves
2. Do you move your dinner partner's glass away from the edge of the table?
3. Do you ask if anyone needs to go to the bathroom as you enter a theater with a group of friends?
4. Do you hand a tissue to anyone who sneezes?
5. Do you refer to happy hour as "snack time"?
6. Do you declare "no cuts" when a shopper squeezes ahead of you in a checkout line?
7. Do you say "I like the way you did that" to
the mechanic who
8. Do you ask "Are you sure you did your best?" to the mechanic who fails to repair your car to your satisfaction?
9. Do you sing the "Alphabet Song" to yourself as you look up a number in the phone book?
10. Do you say everything twice? I mean, do you repeat everything?
11. Do you fold your spouse's fingers over the coins as
12. Do you ask a quiet person at a party if he has something
If you answered yes to 4 or more, it's in your soul -- you
If you answered yes to 8 or more, well, maybe it's *too
If you answered yes to all 12, forget it -- you'll *always*