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									                 Book Review Project Choices
              Please attach your project instructions to your written report.

                   All projects may be adapted to the genre of the book.
           (Informational books and biographies may not have characters or themes)


       You may not repeat any projects during the year.
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CREATE A DOSSIER ON A CHARACTER. Pretend that you are a foreign
spy sent to report on your chosen character. Compile a secret file of general and specific
information regarding your character. Don't forget the photo.

Materials- File Folder, paper, art supplies

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BE A MODERN ARTIST. Using various mediums, create a collage that comments on
a particular theme or issue in the book.

Materials- construction paper, art supplies, magazine pictures

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DESIGN THREE ILLUSTRATIONS FOR THE BOOK.                                       Using various
mediums, design three illustrations from the book. Each illustration must have a caption
explaining why it is an important event from the book.

Materials- construction paper, art supplies, magazine pictures

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CREATE AN EYE-CATCHING POSTER. Choose a scene from the book and
create a poster that would attract potential readers to the book.

Materials- construction paper, art supplies, magazine pictures


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DESIGN A DETAILED MAP OR MAPS FOR THE SETTING(S) OF
THE BOOK. You map must include a key and compass rose.

Materials- construction paper, art supplies, magazine pictures

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DESIGN A COMIC STRIP RETELLING SOME EVENT IN THE
STORY. The comic book must consist of four or more panels and include an explanation of
the importance of the event.

Materials- blank legal size paper, art supplies

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IMPERSONATE A CHARACTER AND TELL AN EVENT IN THE
BOOK. Dress up as a character and retell the story. Your impersonation must use the same
dialect, body language, and props as the character.

Materials- costume

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CONVERT A BOOK INTO A PUPPET SHOW. Make simple puppets (stick
puppets, finger puppets, paper bag puppets, and so on) or complex puppets (marionettes) and
present an exciting scene from the book.

Materials- construction paper, art supplies,

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CREATE A SCULPTURE OF A CHARACTER. Use any combination of
soap, wood, clay, sticks, wire, stones, old toy pieces, or any other object. An explanation of how
this character fits into the book must accompany the sculpture

Materials- sculpture materials, art supplies,
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CONSTUCT A DIORAMA (three-dimensional scene which includes models of
people, buildings, plants, and animals) of one of the main events of the book. Dioramas are
usually inside a shoebox. Include a written description of the scene.

Materials- shoebox, construction paper, art supplies,

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WRITE AND PERFORM AN ORIGINAL SONG THAT TELLS
THE STORY OF THE BOOK. Be sure to practice the song many times. You may
bring in music to accompany you when you sing.

Materials- music

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CREATE A BOARD GAME based on events and characters in the book you read.
By playing your game, members of the class should learn what happened in the book. Your
game must include the following: a game board, a rule sheet and clear directions, events and
characters from the story.

Materials- cardboard, art supplies,

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CREATE A MYSTERY BOX based on events and characters in the book you read.
Place five important items from your story into a shoebox. Read clues about each item to the
audience. When the audience guesses what the item is, take it out of the box and explain why it
is important to the story. By playing Mystery Box, members of the class should learn what
happened in the story. Your Mystery Box must include the following: “hint”sheet, “why it is
important” sheet, events, and characters from the story.

Materials- shoebox, art supplies, important story items

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  If you have an idea for a different project, please talk to Mrs. Dominguez.
Projects not listed on this document must be approved at least one week before
                             your book review is due.

								
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