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4th Grade Book Reports

 
 
4th Grade Book Reports

 
Once per quarter, students will be required to present a book report to the class. Each of these reports will be on a book the student has read during the quarter. It is expected that each report be given in a creative way.  This sheet outlines the specific information regarding quarterly book reports.
·        The book you choose to read should be appropriate for your reading level and a minimum of 100 pages in length.
·        The book can’t be one you have read before or one we have read in class.
·        If you are absent the day your book report is due, then it is due on the day you return to school.
·        All presentations should be within the specified time limit. A minimum of 3 minutes is expected with the maximum of 5 minutes allowed. If your presentation is less than the minimum or more than the maximum there will be an automatic 10-point deduction off your final score.
·        Each quarter you will need to choose a book from a new genre; one that you haven’t done before. The 4 genres from which you will be required to choose from are listed below.
·        Parents are always welcome to observe book report presentations.
 
Book Genres
1.  Christian Biography or Autobiography
2.  Historical Fiction
3. Realistic Fiction
4.  Non-Fiction
 
By the end of this year, you should have presented one book from each category (genre). If you repeat a genre, there will be an automatic 10-point deduction. For example, if you present a Hank the Cowdog book from genre 3 and then share a different Hank the Cowdog book next quarter, even though they are 2 different books, they are from the same category (genre) and 10 points will be deducted.

DUE DATES:
1st Quarter: October 8, 2010 2nd Quarter: December 10, 2010
3rd Quarter: March 4th, 2011 4th Quarter: May 31, 2011

 


 
Name_____________________________________  Date_________________________
 

 
RUBRIC: Book Report Grading Form (100 POINTS POSSIBLE)

VERBAL PORTION:
1 State the title and author of the book. 5%  
2 Tell what genre the book is in. 5%  
3 State the “CI” number of the Creative Idea you are using. 5%  
4 Present and explain your creative idea to the class. 15%  
5 Share a brief summary of your book. Tell us enough to get us interested, but not so much that it ruins the ending. 20%  
6 Presentation: (expression, speak clearly and loudly, eye contact, easy to understand) 10%  
7 Prepared—(Rehearsed, ready on due date) 10%  
8 Within Time Limit Yes No 5%

WRITTEN PORTION:
9 Written Portion: following instructions, clearly communicated and grammatically correct. 25%  
 
** Remember that the entire presentation should be a minimum of 3 minutes long and a maximum of 5 minutes. If you are not within the time limit, there will be an automatic 10-point deduction.
 
Book Report-Creative Ideas
 
You may choose one of the following ideas for sharing your book.  The most important thing is to be creative in your presentation. Each quarter you must choose a different creative idea. By the end of the year, you will have shared four different books in four different new and exciting ways.
 
Make sure that you put lots of time and effort into your presentation as it represents a large portion of your final score. You will be graded on the effort you have put into your creation!!!!
 
Creative Ideas
CR1: Write a TV or radio commercial advertising the book. The written portion, (your 'script') must be type written, 12 point font, 1 1/2 line spacing. The 'script' is different than your written portion of your book report. See "Book Report Helper" for additional information.
CR2: Write and prepare a skit about your book and perform it for the class. The written portion, (your 'script') must be type written, 12 point font, 1 1/2 line spacing. The 'script' is different than your written portion of your book report. See "Book Report Helper" for additional information.
CR3: Design a book jacket (different from the one it already has) illustrating your three favorite scenes. Include a cut-and-paste, type-written summary (12 point font, 1 1/2 line spacing) on the inside cover.  (Fully colored on large art paper.  No computer images.)The summary can be the same as what you wrote in your book report). See "Book Report Helper" for additional information.
CR 4: Build a diorama of your favorite scene or setting. Don't forget your written book report. See 'Book Report Helper' for more information.
CR 5:      Make an illustrated time line for an historical, or historical-fiction book. Fully illustrated in color, on large art paper. Don't forget your written book report. See 'Book Report Helper' for more information.
CR 6: Design a mobile, using pictures of characters or places in the story.  (Must have at least five different ‘balanced’ attachments.)Don't forget your written book report. See 'Book Report Helper' for more information.
CR 7: Compose a ballad about your book, an event in the book, or one of the characters and sing it for the class. Must dress like a medieval Bard. Research Bards for clarity. Your 'script', or ballad' must be typed, 12 pt. font, 1 1/2 line spacing, and stapled to the back of your written book report.
CR 8: Write and perform a puppet show. Script must be typed, 12 pt. font, 1 1/2 line spacing and stapled to your written book report.
CR 9: Create a Character Poster using a large Poster Board (2’x3’). Must be separated into 4 sections depicting 4 different characters: the protagonist, the antagonist and two other main or interesting characters. You may color, glue, paste, draw, paint, etc. to make it very creative. Furthermore, it must be descriptive with information about the character, using printing, cursive, creative images or type-written segments. Don't forget your written book report. See 'Book Report Helper' for more information.
CR 10: Write an obituary on the main character of an auto-biography or biography. Read some obituaries for examples and ideas. Must be typed, 12 pt. font, 1 1/2 line spacing, with a picture cut and pasted in (2x3) in the upper right hand corner. Please staple a copy of the obituary to your written book report.