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Book Report Alternative: Summary, Symbol, and Analysis in Bookmarks

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Book Report Alternative: Summary, Symbol, and Analysis in Bookmarks

Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Two 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Traci Gardner

Traci Gardner

Blacksburg, Virginia

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

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Preparation

 

MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY

  • Computers with word processor software

  • Laminating supplies or tape

  • Yarn, colored paper, markers, and other decorations (optional)

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PREPARATION

  • Before this lesson, students will read a book independently, in literature circles, or as a whole class.

  • Ask students to bring copies of the book that will be the focus of their bookmark to class for reference.

  • Make copies or overheads of the sample bookmarks, the Planning Sheet for Bookmark Book Reports, and the Rubric for Bookmark Book Reports.

  • Practice the steps for creating bookmarks with a word processor using your computers and software. You may want to provide your students with more specific instructions that are customized for your software program.

  • Find sources for clip art that are appropriate for your class. Typically a small clip art library is included with word processing programs; however, additional images may be needed. Have URLs on hand that students can use to find images for their bookmarks.

    Optional:
    Depending upon your goals and the resources available, students can also draw original images on their bookmarks with markers, creating images in a program such as Paint or PhotoShop, or scanning images.

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