Newbery Book Report Name______________ Due date: _____________ Choose and read a historical fiction book that is a Newbery Medal Winner or Honorable Mention. The school librarian has a list of these books. INSTRUCTIONS: 1) Your report must have a front cover (a back cover is optional). The front cover should have the title and author of your book along with a descriptive illustration relating directly to the book. On the top of the cover, it should say, A NEWBERY AWARD BOOK. In the bottom right corner of the cover, you must put the following information: 1) your full name, 2) your teacher’s name, and 3) the report's due date. The (optional) back cover may remain blank. 2) Page 1 should be labeled SUMMARY at the top of the page. Write a three to four paragraph summary of the book you read. Your summary should include a brief description of the following: - main characters - major events - conclusion - problem(conflict)/solution (briefly- you will cover this in detail later) 3) Page 2 should be labeled SETTING. Draw a picture of your favorite scene. Below it write a detailed sentence describing the setting of the book. Write another sentence thoroughly describing this scene. HINT: fill up all the white space on the paper with a colorful, detailed picture. In the drawing, try to depict as many elements of the setting as you can, including the time it takes place. 4) Page 3 should be labeled MAIN CHARACTER. Write a well-structured paragraph describing the main character of your book. Tell how she or he changed throughout the course of the story. There are many ways in which a character can change throughout a story: - physically - morally - emotionally - intellectually - socially - maturation Think about these elements as you consider the ways in which your character might have changed. Give several examples of these changes. 5) Page 4 should be labeled MAIN PROBLEM. Write a detailed paragraph about the main problem (the conflict) in the story. Write a second paragraph describing the solution. HINT: In the topic sentences for the two paragraphs, describe the problem or solution. Discuss the development of the problem or solution in the detail sentences. 6) Page 5 should be labeled PROBLEM AND SOLUTION. Draw a line down the middle of the paper. Label the left half, PROBLEM and the right half, SOLUTION. Draw a picture of the main problem and the solution as described on page 4 of your report. HINT: It is a good idea to draw your pictures in pencil first and then outline them with black marker. Erase your pencil lines before coloring in the pictures. 7) Page 6 should be labeled ME AS A NEW CHARACTER. Write a paragraph that answers the following: As a new character in the book, what would your role be? What would you have done in the story? HINT: You are creating a brand new character, not using one already in the story. Use your creative-thinking skills to write yourself into the story. Would your character change the outcome of the story? What is your relationship with the other characters in the story? Are you a main character or a secondary character? Include a detailed picture you draw of yourself in a scene in the story. 8) Page 7 should be labeled WHY THIS BOOK IS A WINNER. There must have been a good reason your book was a Newbery Medal Winner. What was it about your book that makes it so outstanding? Write a complete and thoughtful paragraph. Cite specific examples from the book to support your feelings. HINT: Brainstorm a list of ideas before writing your final draft. When citing examples from the book, include their page numbers. 9) On the bottom half of Page 7 make a heading for NEW WORDS. As you read your book, you will come across words that are new or unfamiliar to you. Look up these words in a dictionary. List, alphabetically, ten of these words that were unfamiliar to you along with their definitions.
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