Facing Tough Situations Book Report

You can learn a lot more from a great book than figurative language and elements of plot. A lesson that focuses on acts of kindness and facing adversity blends into a book report activity in which learners focus on attributes that allow characters to overcome challenges.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Augment the book list with novels or short stories from your curriculum that relate to peer pressure and friendship
  • If you don't have time to assign a novel unit. have learners complete the activity using books they had read previously, or movie characters they respect
  • Use extension questions as writing prompts or discussion topics
Classroom Considerations

  • Does not address reading comprehension skills; best used in addition to another literature unit
  • Relies on your own classroom rubric rather than providing one
Pros

  • Novel list and additional resources include books that address a variety of skills, subject matter, and themes
  • Emphasizes the importance of compassion and kindness
  • Includes modifications for learners with diverse needs
Cons

  • None