Choose a fantasy or science fiction book to read for the May Book-It project. Please bring in the book for approval by Friday, May 5. You should choose a book that you have not yet read. Do not start reading until your teacher has approved the title.
After you read the story, you will make a book jacket to tell your classmates about the book. Teachers will supply the paper and we will fold it in class. Be creative and have fun with this!
Front Cover: Title, author, illustrator (if one) and a cover design or illustration of your own (not printed from computer).
Inside Front Flap: A short summary of the plot in your own words, at least 5 sentences long. Be sure to describe: who (characters), what (events), where (setting), when (time period).
Inside Back Flap: A brief biography of the author. You must include a printed photo or hand-drawn picture of the author. You should include at least 4 facts about the author.
Back Cover: Write 3 reviews of the book. Each review should be at least 3 sentences long. They can be written by a pretend newspaper, magazine, website, other authors, or you. Each review should be written by a different source but they should all be positive. (Otherwise they wouldn’t be on the book cover!) You can give stars, thumbs up, etc.
Neatness: Please write or type neatly with correct spelling, punctuation, capitalization and grammar. You may choose to do everything on separate paper and glue it onto the book jacket.
Looking for book ideas? Here are some great book lists: ReadKiddoRead.com amightygirl.com/books kids.nypl.org/book-lists commonsensemedia.org/book-lists npr.org/2013/08/05/207315023/the-ultimate-backseat-bookshelf-100-must-reads-for-kids-9-14
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