Book Project Ideas
Project #1 BOOK JACKET
For this project, you must redesign the jacket (front and back covers) of your novel, and include a summary on the inside.
means that it is a cover that is designed by the students that represents an important item, person, or scene from the book.· Front Cover should include:
o Original hand-drawn cover designed by the student that represents an important item, person, or scene from the book with the Title, Author, Illustrator
· Back Cover should include:
o 3-5 Sentence Recommendation (your thoughts about the book)
· Inside Left should include:
o A summary of your book including characters, setting, problem & solution.
· Inside Right should include:
o Four hand-drawn pictures representing events in your story.
Project #2 DIORAMA
For this project, you will construct a diorama that represents an important or favorite scene from your book. You may use whatever materials you want, but you want it to look as realistic/creative as possible.
· In addition to creating the diorama, you must also turn in a written summary of your book that includes the characters, setting, problem, solution, and your recommendation.
· Also, on a 3x5 index card (I have some), you must write a few sentences about the scene that you chose to represent.
Project #3 PHOTO ALBUM
Imagine that you are a photojournalist who took photographs of everything in your book. Choose four of these photos to include in an album. The photos should show the most important people, places, events, or objects from the story. You will draw the photos and write a caption for each. Fold a piece of construction paper in half.
· Front Cover should include:
o Original hand-drawn cover designed by the student with the Title, Author, Illustrator
· Choose the four most important or interesting items from your book. Draw and color an illustration of each one to create a “photo”.
· Each photo should have a caption. 3 sentences that explain why the image is important in the book.
Project #4 SIGNIFICANT SCENES
For this project, you will select six scenes from your book, and create a poof book (see attachment) that presents the scenes in order. You should choose 6 scenes that are most memorable and important to the plot development.
· There should be 1 page for each event with a colorful, neat picture and 2-3 sentences that describe the scene
· Design a cover as well that includes the title, author, and illustrator This could be done in a book form, but also on a large piece of divided posterboard.
Project #5 MOVIE POSTER
For this project, you are to pretend that your story is about to become a major movie and you have been chosen to design the promotional poster! Your poster must be eye- catching and creative!
· Be sure to include on your poster: title, author of the book, a listing of the main characters in the book and actors/actresses who will play them
· Include a summary of your book somewhere on the poster as well...because it is a movie, don’t tell us the ending! Tell about the Beginning and the Middle.
Remember, this is your chance to convince your teacher and classmates to come see your movie!!
Project #6 MOBILE
For this project, you are to create a colorful and exciting mobile to display in the classroom. You should use a strong hanger with either string or fishing line to hang the pieces of your report.
· Your mobile must include:
o Pictures representing the title & author, characters, setting, problem, and solution
o Be sure to write sentences that describe the characters and setting!
o Be sure to write a paragraph to accompany the problem and solution (you could glue them/tape them to the other side of the picture – it’s up to you)!
Start by hanging the setting at the very top, and then gradually let the string grow longer as you attach the rest of your report.
Project #7 JOURNAL/DIARY ENTRIES
For this project, you will pretend you are a character from your story (probably the main one). Your job is to write 7-10 journal entries (½ page each) that the character would have written. These entries should reveal events in the story, information about the main character’s personality, and information about the character’s feelings towards events and other characters. Remember, you are putting yourself in the character’s shoes.
· The first entry should be centered around an important event that took place at the beginning of the story
· The middle entries should be placed in chronological order (the order in which they occurred).
· The final entry should be the one that the character would write at the end of the story, or even after the story is over.
From your entries, we should be able to tell the setting, the other characters, the problem and solution. Please create a cover for your journal entries!
Project #8 BOARD GAME
1. Needs to take up the bulk of the board.
2. Board needs to be organized like a TRADITIONAL BOARD GAME that you might have at home. You do not need to make it three-dimentional. If you choose to make it with stand-up parts, that will be up to you. You will need to provide any pieces necessary to play your game. Be sure to provide rewards and hazards to your game.
3. Use the story line of your book as the theme for your game.
4. NEATNESS COUNTS! Bright colors will be more inviting for your friends to want to play your game.
5. Be sure that if there is WRITING ON THE BOARD, that it is readable and clear. Use sticky notes to write on and place them on your board to set up your game. After you have designed your board with sticky notes and you are satisfied with your design, then you can write on the game board. You may only use 5 free spaces. Think about including hazards and rewards.
6. PRACTICE PLAYING YOUR GAME at home before you bring it to school to play.
7. Please be sure to include directions to your game and a summary of your book on the back!
Did you have your book approved?
Did you hand in your project on time?
Is your project neat, colorful, and attractive?
Did you write a title on the front and include the book title, author and your name?
Did you include all important information included in instructions?
Are the spelling, punctuation, and grammar correct?