READING ROLLER COASTER BOOK REPORT

Students are bringing home their rubric for the October Book Report which will be a Reading Roller Coaster book report.  Rubrics were issued today so students can get a head start on choosing a book.  They may choose a book they have at home, from the public library or from the Challenger Media Center.  They have Media special this Friday, 9/30/11 so they can choose a book then as well.  Attached to the rubric is a sample of a reading roller coaster.  This type of story plot line has been thoroughly explained to students and we will continue to practice with it in class.  DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO BEGIN THIS REPORT!!  Please email or set up a conference with the teacher if you have questions or concerns about this project. 

October’s book report will consist of creating a plot line and writing a summary for a narrative book. The plot line must include the characters, setting, problem, rising action, climax, falling action and the resolution/ solution. The summary will include the same information but will be put into paragraph form. Look back into the student’s reading notebooks for an explanation of each of the parts if needed. Be sure to also include the title of the book along with the author.

Students may create the plot line on poster board, a tri-fold or something else that they choose. Creativity is encouraged! Be sure to refer to the sample plot line, which we created together in school.

This is the rubric, which will be used to assess the students project. BE SURE TO PAY ATTENTION TO THE DUE DATES ON THE RUBRIC. When each part is due students will need to bring in the necessary parts of the project that are due AND this paper so that they receive the points for each part as they turn it in.

 

Assignment Points Possible Points Earned
Book has been teacher approved

by October 7.

     10  
Plot Line completed by October 28.

This does not have to be the final one.

It just has to be a rough draft.

     10  
Final plot line and summary completed

and turned in by November 4.

     20  
Characters included in plot line and

summary.

    5  
Setting included in plot line and

summary.

    5  
Problem included in plot line and

summary.

    10  
Rising action included in plot line and

Summary. (At least 2 events.)

    10  
Climax included in plot line and

summary.

     5  
Falling action included in plot line and

summary.

     5  
Resolution/solution included in plot line

and summary.

    10  
Correct grammar is used throughout

plot line and summary.

      10  

 

TOTAL SCORE: ____/100