Ten Great Creative Book Report Ideas

There are many, many great ways for students to respond to literature. Students especially enjoy creative book reports. These will work for almost any book and are especially good when students are reading independent book selections. A quick web search will reveal that there are many ideas out there for creative book reports, but they are not all good ideas. Here are, in my opinion, ten of the best creative book report ideas.

 

If you're looking to spice up your book report assignments, then this is the list for you. Rachel shares 10 creative book report ideas that won't have your students begging for another project type!
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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).

Book Timeline

Use words and pictures to make a timeline of important events from the book.

Book Mobile

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.

Book Collage

Create a collage using pictures that represent different parts of the book.

Movie Poster

Pretend the book is going to be made into a movie and create a poster to promote the movie.

Main Character

Make a 3-D model of the main character, and write an interview with that character.

Setting

Make and label a detailed map of an important setting from your book.

Scrapbook

Make a scrapbook with items and pictures that are important to the life of the main character and to the story.

PowerPoint Presentation

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.

 

If you're looking to spice up your book report assignments, then this is the list for you. Rachel shares 10 creative book report ideas that won't have your students begging for another project type!

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.

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9 thoughts on “Ten Great Creative Book Report Ideas”

  1. Rachel, I just want to thank you for always being so generous with so many of your wonderful ideas, task cards & posters. Truly, it means so much that you help others out so much! Thanks again! Please know how much I appreciate everything you share with the rest of us in this great profession of ours 🙂

  2. Thank you for the idea of the 3D model of the main character. Never thought of it before. It's a pretty cool idea I am going to use it on my book called Betsy Ross. Once again THANK YOU!!!!! B-) 😀 😉 🙂

  3. Thank you for all the grelt ideas! Maybe its old news, but I have made my (older) students make a booktrailer i small groups. You know like a movietrailer. Then they also had to use their knowledge about movie tricks. They were really in to it and the trailers became quite different even though we read the same book. Grounds for some great talks afterwards.

  4. Those are such creative ideas! Thank you so much, I’m going to let my teacher know straight away. I hope she says yes to the 3-D Model of the main character. Fingers crossed! ☺️?

  5. Our school is starting remote learning days. Is this a ‘legal’ use of your ideas and resources? I don’t want to misuse any of your materials. It would only be assigned to my students.

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