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Book Report Alternative: Getting Acquainted with Farcebook

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Book Report Alternative: Getting Acquainted with Farcebook

Grades 6 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Five 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Kathy Wickline

Kathy Wickline

Tolono, Illinois


National Council of Teachers of English


Materials and Technology






  • Computers with Internet capabilities
  • Classroom with LCD projector and whiteboard/interactive whiteboard
  • Novels for the students to read (or one that they have just completed)

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  1. Sign up for an account at Farcebook and familiarize yourself with the website.
  2. Complete The Novel via Farcebook for a piece of fiction literature that the class has recently read.† Using this printout, create a Farcebook page that will be shared with the class.
  3. Make one copy for each student of the printouts The Novel via Farcebook, What Will I Read Next?, Farcebook Instructions, and the Rubric.
  4. Review literary terms used in the Farcebook profile:† characterization, setting, plot, conflict, climax, resolution, inference, theme.
  5. Using stories that the students have already read, apply the literary terms so that students will be ready to analyze their new novels independently.
  6. Reserve time in your schoolís computer lab or library for a total of three sessions.
  7. If possible, have Farcebook website bookmarked on the computers.† If that is not feasible, you can sign up for a wiki at Wikispaces where you can create a class page for the link or you can simply tell the students the address of the website.

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