Book in a Box
Decorate a box to represent the book and fill it with objects that symbolize different aspects of the story (see student handout example below).
Use words and pictures to make a timeline of important events from the book.
Create a mobile using the four story elements (setting, character, plot, theme).
Shoe Box Diorama
An oldie, but a goodie: Create a diorama of an important scene from the book.
Create a collage using pictures that represent different parts of the book.
Pretend the book is going to be made into a movie and create a poster to promote the movie.
Make a 3-D model of the main character, and write an interview with that character.
Make and label a detailed map of an important setting from your book.
Make a scrapbook with items and pictures that are important to the life of the main character and to the story.
Create a PowerPoint presentation with slides for the story elements, as well as a summary and an opinion.
Once your students have completed their projects, be sure to allow them time to share with the class.
This post was inspired by my son’s college literature group, who were assigned to dramatize Oedipus Rex and chose to do it with sock puppets.
What is your favorite book project? Please share with a comment.