Friday, May 18, 2012

Book Report

Question: What is an alternative to a book report on novels like The Lord of the Flies?

Answer: At the end of every chapter, students draw a picture with 3 to 5 sentences describing the picture.

Quote: “So what happened? More than I expected. Besides the cooperation and enjoyment I observed during the unit, a student questionnaire indicated many gains. Most students responded that the pictures helped them to remember the story. Looking back at the pictures was a comfortable review. Also, ‘When you’re absent you’ll know the most important thing that happened in that chapter because students were eager to share their pictures with their peers”

Comment: Worth a try. Try it yourself first. RayS.

Title: “A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Worksheets.” Beth Cox. Journal of Reading (November 1991), 244-245.

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