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Westridge Elementary School

Last modified: September 7, 2019

Tawnicia Stocking

Class Information

Book Reports

September: Mystery Due: Monday, September 30

Note: Book report can be turned in early

Possible Book Suggestions: The Egypt Game, The Mysterious Benedict Society, The Sammy Keyes series, The Westing Game, Chasing Vermeer, Case of the Missing Marquess, Midnight Magic, Puzzling World of Winston Breen, Death of a Princess, Shakespeare’s Secret, the Missing Manatee, Book Scavenger

Requirements Read a mystery book that is at least 100 pages long. Needs to be a book the student has not read before. Complete ONE project on the book. Make sure the student’s name appears on the project.

Project ideas 1) Write a timeline of events. – Using the ReadWriteThink website, write the timeline of events found in the story. http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/timeline-30007.html -Enter your name and the name of the book. -Click on the timeline to add an event. Give each event a label. Then in the full description section, give a 1-2 sentence summary of the event in the story. -Continue to add events until there are at least 15 events. -Save this timeline to your computer desktop. -You can email it to me or print it out and turn in the paper copy.

2) Make a new book jacket for the book. -Front cover: Draw and color an illustration for the book and the title -Inside front flap: Write descriptions of the main characters -Inside back flap: Write a description of the setting and a short summary (3-5 sentences) of the book -Back cover: Write 5-10 quotes from the book, that are important to understanding the story.

3) Send three postcards from one of the characters to your teacher.  -On the back of each postcard on the left side, write a short summary (3-5 sentences) of 1 important event from the story. -On the back of each postcard on the right side, address this postcard to Mrs. Stocking, 1720 W 1460 N Provo, Utah, 84604. -On the front illustrate (using color) the event you wrote about. Please include the book title, author and your name -You will need 3 postcards total