Reading Choice Board Ideas
1. Mystery Box
Collect 6 items that are significant to the story, on a note card identify the connection of the item to the story in complete sentences.
2. Comic Strip
Choose a scene from the book and create a comic strip with no less than 7 frames with captions and drawings.
3. Commercial Advertising the Book
Create an original advertisement highlighting the main characters, setting, and main events from the story. Remember an advertisement is persuasive and encourages others to read the book.
4. Dress Up and Act Out a Scene
Choose a character from the book, dress up as that character, and act out a scene from the story. Remember to include all important aspects of the specific scene.
5. Make a Game
Design a board game that includes characters, setting, problem, and solution. Your game should include specific directions how to play so student can play.
6. Design a Marquee (Book Poster)
Showcase your book including the main characters, setting, and main events. Your marquee should include the book title and author and original artwork.
7. Write a Friendly Letter
Write a friendly letter to the class, using the 5 components of the friendly letter format. Your letter should give a detailed account of the story; tell about the main characters, setting, problem and solution. Be sure to include your feelings about the book. Your letter should be at least one page in length.
8. Create a Die
Create a die and use each side to tell the following: title and author, setting, problem, solution, characters, and an illustration of your favorite part.
9. Make a Collage
Create a collage of pictures that depict events and characters from the story. Be sure to provide a caption or explanation underneath each picture to explain how it is tied to the story.
10. Sandwich Book Report
Using the provided template create your sandwich book report. Be sure to follow the specific instructions provided along with the template.
11. Create a Wordle
Go to www.wordle.net and create a wordle including the title, author, setting, characters, problem and solution from your book.
12. Create a Word Search
Create an original word search using the main characters, setting, vocabulary from the story, and any other interesting, challenging words you find in your book. Your search should have at least 20 hidden words.
13. Make a Bookmark
Create a bookmark with your own original artwork. The bookmark should include the book title and author, and an interesting scene from the book. Include a short description of the scene.
14. Character Trading Card
Create a trading card for a character from your book. You may choose to visit http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/trading-card-creator-30056.html to create your trading card, or you can make your own on tag board. You should include your character’s name and characteristics such as physical traits (age, hair color, height, etc.) Tell about the character’s personality. Include a description of the character’s role in the story. Be sure to explain how your character is tied to the story events.
15. Create a Diary Entry
Create a diary entry from the main character’s point of view. Your entry should include feelings based on events from the beginning, middle and end of the book. You should include the date, (time period) and how the character felt during these periods in the book. Your entry should be at least one page long.
16. Write and Perform a Song
Create an original song based on your book. Be sure to include the characters, setting, and events in your song. The song should be no less than 30-45 seconds long.
Create puppets for your story characters to perform a scene from your book. You should create at least 3 puppets, and provide your teacher with a written script of the scene you are performing.
Create a timeline of story events. Your timeline should have at least 10 events and include a brief description of the event at the appropriate mark.
19. Make a brochure
Create a brochure, either on the computer or your own. Your brochure should include the title and author of your book, the setting, main characters, and main events that happened in your book.
20. Give an Oral Report
Give an oral report of the story and include the title, author, setting, main characters, and main events and tell about your favorite part and opinion of the story.
21. Write or Make Your Own Quiz
Create your own quiz using 10 questions that cover the important aspects of your book. Be sure to include an answer sheet. The quiz can be multiple choice, word, bank, or fill in the blank.
22. Design a Quilt
Create a paper quilt showing the following story elements: main characters, setting, problem, solution, 4 events, and author and title. Your quilt should also include at least 2 pictures. This quilt should be a minimum of 10 squares.
23. Write a Newspaper Article
Write a newspaper article based on an event from the story. You should remember to answer the questions who, what, when, where and why this event took place.
24. Make a Puzzle
Create a puzzle using your original artwork depicting a scene from your story. We suggest using poster board or tag board. Along with your puzzle, you should include a written description of the scene.
25. Make a Concentration Game
Each student will need 30 index cards to create a Concentration-style game related to a book just finished. The student chooses 14 things, characters, or events that played a part in the book and creates two cards that have identical pictures of each of those things. The two remaining cards are marked Wild Card! Along with the picture on the card, include a short description describing the character or event.
26. Make a Book Jacket
Create a book jacket for your book. The front should have the book title and author’s name along with a creative original picture from your book. The back should a summary of the story’s events without giving away the end.
Create a diorama (shadowbox) showing a scene from your book. Include a written summary of the scene you chose.
28. Crossword Puzzle
Create a crossword puzzle using character names, setting, and vocabulary words from your book. Your puzzle should have no less than 10 words. Be sure to look at a real crossword puzzle. You must have hints at the bottom to help identify your words.
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