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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|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Computers with word processor software
- Laminating supplies or tape
- Yarn, colored paper, markers, and other decorations (optional)
- The Hobbit Characters boomark
- Doom Stone Characters bookmark (copies or transparencies)
- Planning Sheet for Bookmark Book Reports
- Rubric for Bookmark Book Reports
- 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.