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Book Report Alternative: The Elements of Fiction
|Grades||3 – 5|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Four 50-minute sessions|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Crayons or colored pencils
- Various books read by students which will be the subject of stapleless book
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose
The Stapleless Book can be used for taking notes while reading, making picture books, collecting facts, or creating vocabulary booklets . . . the possibilities are endless!
Grades K – 12 | Mobile App | Writing & Publishing Prose
The Stapleless Book app is designed to allow users to create with ease an eight-page book simply by folding and cutting. Students can choose from several different layouts for the pages of their books.
- Before this lesson, have students read a book independently, in literature circles, or as a whole class.
- Review the elements of fiction (plot, character, setting, conflict, theme) using examples from stories students have previously read together.