Mobile Book Report
A mobile is a way to report on a book by
showing or illustrating one aspect of a
book through pictures and words mounted and
hung up so that both sides of the pictures are
• Construction , cardstock, or other heavy paper
• Crayons, colored pencils, or markers
• Wire (ie. Metal coat hanger) or wood dowels
(can use straws but they are not very strong)
• String or fishing line
• Needle and/or paper punch
1. Read a book from the choices given. Choose one element of the book that you would like
to illustrate. It could be the book’s theme or message, the setting, the characters, or the plot.
Make notes that will help you organize your thoughts about the elements you have chosen.
Think about what things will best illustrate this element.
2. Plan what illustrations you will use to show other people some part of the book. You can
make drawings and/or write descriptive words. You should have at least five parts to the
mobile and one of them should be the books title. Plan how you will space and balance all
3. Make the illustrations. Cut them out. Color them on both sides. Do not print pictures from
4. When you have balanced all the pieces, put a small amount of glue on the thread to keep
all the parts stable.
Rubric/Criteria for Grading
• Does the mobile tell about some aspect of the book?
• Is it neat, colorful, and attractive?
• Is the workmanship good?
• Is it the student’s own work?
• Are there at least 5 parts to the mobile?
• Is it a chapter book?
• Oral book summary