T-Shirt Book Reports

Book reports are so much fun these days! From cereal boxes to coffee cans and t-shirts, the possibilities are endless. I am always searching for unique ways to get kids reading and talking about books.

My students have been working on t-shirt book reports this month. They each selected and read an interesting fiction book for this project. Part of the assignment included a short book reporting paper about the characters, setting, problem, and solution. The main part of the project was a decorated t-shirt with title, author, pictures, and words about the book.

You could just feel the energy as they paraded into the classroom on Thursday morning.  The impromptu book conversations were priceless. Some of the kids were bashful at first, but the majority strutted in proudly, ready to show off their creations.

Each student gave an informal presentation about their book and t-shirt, while the class listened intently and clapped. Every shirt was so unique and creative! We hung them on a clothes line in our classroom to admire for a while.

If you are interested in trying out t-shirt book reports in your own classroom, the parent explanation letter, book reporting form, and grading rubric are available here as a part of my T-Shirt Book Reporting Project and Rubric Set. Happy book reporting!

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