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Posted: March 15 2005 at 6:47am | IP Logged Quote cathhomeschool

Someone posted this list on the CCM loop ages ago. I don't know where it came from, so I hope it's ok to post it. I guess if it was posted there, it can be posted here...?

1. make a book jacket depicting the characters, setting, and theme of your book
2. use photographs and caption to make a scrapbook based on your book.
3. make a home movie
4. make a comic strip
5. make an illustrated time line for historical books
6. construct a diorama
7. construct a mobile
8. construct a sand table
9. make clay, soap, wood or plaster models
10. make a collection of souvenirs from the story
11. make a mural
12. give a flannel board talk
13. make a collage
14. draw several clocks showing the times of important events
15. make a bulletin board
16. construct a jigsaw puzzle based on the book
17. design a coloring book around the characters and events
18. make a board game
19. create a set of bumper stickers based on characters and events
20. make a series of bookmarks with appropriate shapes. Choose wise sayings from the book to write on them.
21. make a word search or crossword puzzle
22. make a wanted poster for an appropriate character
23. make a family tree
24. design a set of T shirts to suit the characters.
25. broadcast a book review
26. tell the story to musical accompaniment that suits the mood of the book
27. tape record and important conversation or excerpts from the book
28. conduct and interview between author and characters or between you and a character or between 2 characters.
29. make a brief oral report on why this book should never be spoiled by a book report.
30. make a nomination speech for your book to win an award.
31. dress as one of the characters and tell about yourself or tell about the other characters from your point of view.
32. produce a quiz show
33. give a tv presentation or film preview of the book
34. create a puppet show using stick, finger, glove or hand puppets
35. hold a debate or panel discussion when several students have read the same book
36. retell the story to a group of younger children.
37. create a game show based on your book
38. write a movie script for part of the book
39. write a different ending
40. write and draw a rebus story based on the book
41. make a newspaper. Include events that could have occurred and when and where the story took place.
42. Develop a dictionary for a character in the book. Include words that he or she particularly liked to use as well as definitions that character would have given the words.
43. write a job wanted ad for the main characters
44. write a series of letters or postcards from one character to another
45. write several diary entries for main characters
46. make a commercial for selling your book
47. make new lyrics to a familiar tune to tell about your story in song.
48. write a limerick about a favorite character
49. Pantomime a story scene for others to identify.

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Posted: March 15 2005 at 6:55am | IP Logged Quote amyable

Wonderful! Thank you for posting this. We haven't done much in the way of "traditional" narrations yet (my oldest is 7 and it really kills her love of learning to be "forced" to retell) but this list has so many activities she would love. As would my others! Thanks again.

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Posted: March 15 2005 at 9:29am | IP Logged Quote Mary G


THANKS so much for posting this listing -- we've haven't started formal narrations yet, and this looks like it has enough variety to keep my littles busy for a LONG time

THANKS and Blessings,

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Posted: May 23 2005 at 9:16pm | IP Logged Quote Marybeth


This list is awesome!! I am very happy to be finding such creative ways to help teach my niece and nephew this summer.

Please keep sharing your excellent ideas!!!

God bless,

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Posted: Jan 12 2007 at 3:49pm | IP Logged Quote amiefriedl

cathhomeschool wrote:
40. write and draw a rebus story based ont he book

What is a rebus story exactly?

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Posted: Jan 13 2007 at 7:24am | IP Logged Quote Karen E.


It's a story in which a picture is substituted for a certain word in the story. For example, every time the word "tree" is used, a picture of a tree is there instead of the word.

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Posted: Jan 13 2007 at 9:37am | IP Logged Quote kjohnson

This is a great list. Thank you for posting it.

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