Take Five: Web 2.0 Book Report Alternatives

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This site lets you create motivational posters, but you can also use them to create book posters.  I quickly created this one for What Happened to Cass McBride by Gail Giles.  Lots of possibilities for how this tool can be used.

ReadWriteThink Tools

Character Trading Cards 

Easily create character trading cards that require some depth of knowledge about story characters.

Book Cover Creator

Do you tell students not to judge a book by its cover?  Why not let them create a new book cover?  An accompanying lesson plan can be found here.

Comic Creator

Let students use this tool to create a comic strip of a key scene in a book.

Printing Press

This tool provides templates for students to create newspapers, brochures, booklets, or flyers.  The lesson plan Short Story Fair:  Responding to Short Stories in Multiple Media and Genres will give teachers some ideas on how to use this tool in projects.

 Image attribution

What Happened to Cass McBride http://www.flickr.com/photos/8058932@N06/3032159508/


3 Responses to “Take Five: Web 2.0 Book Report Alternatives”

  1. John Woodring Says:

    Thanks for sharing these sites. I can’t wait to share these with the teachers back at my school.

  2. Lisa Says:

    Thanks for sharing the ReadWriteThink resources with others! We are very proud of what we have to offer on the site. If you are interested in writing lesson plans or sharing teaching ideas with others, please feel free to contact us.

  3. Heather Loy Says:

    Cool Tools, Fran! I particularly like the trading cards for book characters. I know just the teacher who’d like this idea as one of her options for student novel project assignments. Thanks so much for sharing!

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