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1. Make a book jacket depicting the characters, setting and theme of your book. Put a short summary on the inside flap.
2. Use photographs and captions to make a family album or scrapbook.
3. Make a home movie or filmstrip.
4. Make a comic strip.
5. Make a colorful illustrated time line or map for historical books.
6. Construct a mobile
7. Construct a diorama
8. Design a set of T-shirts to suit the characters.
9. Make a clay, soap, wood, or plaster models.
10. Make a collection or keepsake box of souvenirs from the story.
11. Make a mural
12. Give a flannel board talk
13. Make a bulletin board
14. Construct a jigsaw puzzle based on the book
15. Design a coloring book around the characters and events.
16. Make a board game
17. Make a series (3 or more) of bookmarks representing your book
18. Make a word search or crossword puzzle
19. Make a wanted poster for an appropriate character.
20. Make a family tree.
21. Write a book review
22. Write a movie script for part of the book
23. Write a different ending
24. Write a letter to a friend to recommend the book
25. Write a letter to the author of a favorite book. If possible, mail the letter to the author in care of the publisher. Wait for an exciting reply.
26. Write a letter to the editor of one of the many juvenile magazines about your favorite book. You might be lucky enough to get it published!
27. Think up a new adventure, incident or experience to add to the book.
28. Make a newspaper. Include events that could have occurred when and where the story took place.
29. Develop a dictionary for a character in the book. It should include words that he or she particularly liked to use as well as definitions that character would have given the words.
30. Write lost and found columns for objects and people in the book
31. Write a series of letters or postcards from one character to another.
32. Write a series of "Dear Abby" letters from characters. Answer with your advice.
33. Write several diary entries for the main characters.
34. Make a test (with answer key for the other students to take)
35. Conduct an interview between the author and characters, between you and a character, or between two characters.
36. Make a nomination speech for your book for either the Caldecott or Newbery Award.
37. Dress as one the characters and tell about yourself or tell about the other characters from your point of view. Be the voice of your character!
38. Produce a quiz show involving several students who have read the same book.
39. Give a video presentation of the book
40. Create a puppet show using stick, finger, glove or hand puppets
41. Hold a panel discussion or debate when several students have read the same book
42. Retell the story to a group of younger children
43. Make a movie of your book using a series of 10 pictures. Attach to paper towel rolls. Tell the story as you show the pictures.
44. Dress dolls to show characters from your book
45. Act out the story: several students read the same story and work together
46 Give an oral summary of the book
47 Compare two books on the same subject: two books on different subjects; or two books by the same author
48. Share books about how to make or do things either by oral demonstrations or written directions.
49. Give a sales talk. Act as a salesman trying to convince the class to read the book
50. Find information on the author to share with the class
51. Write a short story about what you would have done if you were one of the characters in the story.
52. Share books of poetry by:
---------Writing a poem of your own
---------Acting out poetry
---------Accompanying the poem with various rhythmic activities
---------Setting a verse to music
---------Adding additional stanzas to your favorite poems.
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*setting illustration w/ a sentence
*sequencing - first, next, last; first, then, next, after
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