Parts of a Book Teacher Resources
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School - Home Links: Parts of a Book
Parents or learning partners assist emergent readers with a School-Home Links worksheet. The children complete a matching activity about the parts of a book which include a table of contents, title page, and glossary. They match the word on the left with the correct meaning on the right by writing the matching number on the correct lines.
Bas-Relief Book Report
Students, after reading a variety of books, choose one book to analyze story events and summarizes them in one illustration for a book jacket cover. They gather information about bas-relief sculpture and use that technique to create a book report to present to others.
Coast-to-Coast Book Design-Part 1: What is a book?
In this first of four lessons on book design, pupils are introduced to the vocabulary of book design through the use of bookwalks and a non-linear PowerPoint presentation in game-show (Jeopardy!) format.
Publishing a Book Report Using Word Processing
Give your book report that extra pizzaz by typing it! After kids write a book report by hand, have them publish a final copy of a book report using word processing software. They view the How To Write a Book Report website, follow step-by-step directions to type in their book report, and publish a final copy.
Chrysanthemum Day 1
Chrysanthemum is a story about a little mouse and her name. Kindergartners listen to the story, make predictions, then connect to the text by finding and writing their own name. This is a cute lesson which would be very appropriate to use at the start of the school year.
Saving and Investing
Fifth graders participate in activities to promote understanding of investing and saving. In this saving and investing lesson, 5th graders design a portfolio, play a card game and write a skit about the importance of investing.
Learners review their notes, drawings, photos and writing from the field trip to share with the whole group. They make a fiction or nonfiction storybook as a group. They include writing from all students and can include artwork and photographs.
Young scholars role-play the role of book critics in their classroom. Individually, they write an evaluation on each book they reading along with a book review. In groups, they examine a variety of professional book reviews and share their evaluations with the class.
Reviewing Features of Fiction Books
Students identify the features of fiction books. In this genre study lesson, students are introduced to the book Armadillo Rodeo and identify the cover, title, author, illustrator and title page. Students discuss how the book cover gives a preview of the text.
Guided Reading: Night of the Twisters
Students summarize Night of the Twisters. In this guided reading lesson students read the book Night of the Twisters independently. Students discuss the story after reading and write a summary.
Compose a Collaborative Play
Pupils simulate the characters and plot from the classic children's book Charlotte's Web. After reading the book and viewing scenes from the movie, the class creates their own production of this well-loved tale. Tip: Record the play so everyone can watch it in its entirety.
Are You Hungry?
Identify fiction text features and practice story comprehension with young readers. They will identify features such as title, author, and illustrator, then listen to the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Periodically stop reading to predict what will happen next and discuss the plot of the story.
Learning With Paint And Literature: "The Magic School Bus Gets Cold Feet"
Students create an illustration of their favorite part of the book "The Magic School Bus Gets Cold Feet" using a computer drawing program. They listen to the story and answer discussion questions, view drawings on the teacher's Paint website, and create a picture using computer drawing software.
We Are All Authors: Create a Book
Every child is an author with this engaging reading activity. First the class reviews the various parts of a book such as the title, author, dedication, and author-biography. Then each individual will choose a story of their own to publish by putting it in the format of a real book. These kid-authored books can then become part of the class library. Note: This lesson plan is part of a series, so some pre-step may need to be completed before starting.
Pictures of Poetry
Twelfth graders create accordion books using art illustrations and graphic design techniques. There book focuses on self-expression by including persoal photographs, objects and original poetry that symbolize aspects the student's life. Students write an artist's statment, in which they reflect on the choices they made, the book as an art form and the creative and technical processes used to create the book.
Paint Lesson Plan: "David Gets in Trouble"
Students create an illustration of their favorite part of the book "David Gets in Trouble" using a computer drawing program. They listen to the story and answer discussion questions, view drawings on the teacher's Paint website, and draw a picture using computer drawing software.
Students compare and contrast the story setting with the present day. They then draw or match drawings of objects and classify them as to time period of past or present and participate in oral discussion about the parts of the book.
We Are All Authors
Read and discuss a variety of books by different authors and have your class create their own book. They will identify the different parts of a book, then using a story they have already written, they enter their story and information into a story template, dedication page template, and author biography page template.
Judging a Book by Its Cover
Learners explore the relationship between the form of books and the content inside. In this book exploration lesson, students use a piece of their creative writing as inspiration; they author a written book and design a cover that reflects the content of their story. Learners study bookmaking techniques from ancient and modern cultures for inspiration.
Recycled Book Boxes
Your class can create colorful book boxes with recycled boxes. Versatile and fun, this project can be adapted to various lessons: book reports, history projecs, science collections, and more!