Type:

Graphic Organizer/Worksheet

Description:

An alternative to summary-only book report formats. Students make a menu, with different types of information and reaction in each section (appetizers, desserts, etc.) according to these instructions.

Subjects:

  • Language Arts > General
  • Language Arts > Literature
  • Language Arts > Reading Comprehension

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10

Keywords:

book report fiction

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0
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Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2008-07-21.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This resource is designed as an alternative format to a book report. It appears as a restaurant menu, eliciting thoughtful responses to a book. The appetizer section, for example, asks questions about the beginning of the book, the cover, etc. By responding to this menu, the student is offered an opportunity to review a book in a personally meaningful way.
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Sally Rimmer
November 2, 2013

Thanks! This menu will fit almost any fiction novel. There are clear instructions and a cute little picture to add interest.

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Libby Hancock
July 30, 2009

This is a great way to keep the students interested in the books they are reading. Not only is it not a traditional book report, but it allows for creativity and helps the students answer higher level thinking questions. The most beneficially idea in this assignment is the book report appearing as a restaurant menu; however when I use this idea in my classroom I am going to actually make it look like a menu using Microsoft Publisher.

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