Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Paper Bag Book Report: K-2

Today I'm linking up with A Dab of Glue Will Do for Winner Wednesday!  It's a linky that takes place the first Wednesday of every month.  I'll choose a popular product (or maybe something new since I'm in creation mode) from my TpT store and you can win it.  All you have to do it enter your name into the Rafflecopter.  

I decided to choose my Paper Bag Book Report K-2.  It's my most popular item in my store and it's a real life saver!  I have used this in my classroom in two ways. First, my students complete a report as a class activity and I only print out the templates from the packet. Secondly, I have sent out the instructions and templates as a take home book report. Students will present their book report to the class. Grading is easy using the rubrics provided!

There are 3 options in the packet for you to choose from.

Option 1: Students will create a cover for their fiction book and write the characters, setting and summary of their book. 

The students will select items that represent their book to place inside the bag. There is an option of 3 items or 5 items (2 sets of directions for you to choose from).

Option 2: Students will create a cover for their fiction book and write the main idea and 3 details. Students will also write about the characters and setting of the book.

Option 3: Students will create a cover for their non-fiction book. Students will identify the topic, choose a vocabulary word to define, and write 3 facts about the topic. Students will also fill out a "Is It Non-Fiction?" form to ensure that their chosen book fits the assignment.

My students complete option 1 because I find that it's the easiest for their first book report in first grade.  They are so thrilled to have a book report and feel like a "big kid."

Here are some samples.

Students have to send in 3 to 5 items that represent the bags.  When the students complete a sample one in class, I emphasize that they can draw objects if they can't find something at home that fits into the theme.  

How cute is that Emily Elizabeth?!?
Grading is so easy with the rubrics provided.  It seriously is the fastest thing I grade all year long!  I always send home a rubric with the packet information so the parents know what to expect too.

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  1. Hey Liz, I am looking for fellow Georgia bloggers and found you. I am now following you on Bloglovin now. I love your idea on paper bag book reports! Come by and visit some time.
    Deb at Fabulously First

  2. This is such a fabulous idea! What a new and exciting twist on book reports!

  3. I know that 3rd graders would love this too! :o) I like how you have the different options, and that rubric makes grading a breeze!
    xo Pamela

  4. What a great idea! I love this. Thank you so much for linking up with me this month. :)