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January Book Report Rubric

January Book Report:  Historical Fiction Guidelines

 

Instructions: Your mission is to create a timeline that includes pictures of all of the events that occurred in your story.  Write a caption for each illustration so that it can be understood by someone who did NOT read the book.  Be sure to include a picture of the main character(s), setting, problem, solution and ending.  Finally, write a brief 5-point summary that encompasses all the story elements.  

 

Remember this project is due no later than Tuesday, January 31st!

 

Content/5-Point Summary (40 points)  

q       Included the name of my book and author.

q       Included a description of my character(s) and the setting.  Remember to describe them not just state them.  Example, “Harry Potter was an extremely, talented wizard who was determined ad courageous.”  “The setting took place in a magical kingdom called  Hagwarts.”

q       Included the problem and how the problem was solved.

q       Include a detailed reason why I liked or disliked the book.

 

Creativity & Presentation (60 Points)

q       My timeline has illustrations and captions for the main character(s), setting, problem, solution and ending. 

q       My timeline represents 100% of my best effort.

q       Present with style (Practice so I don’t just read my paper.  Be sure to be excited and enthusiastic when I present.)

q       My project uses color, displays my best work and appropriate grade-level effort.   

 

Conventions/Timeliness/Citizenship (20 Points)

q       I have checked my spelling, grammar, sentence structure, endmarks, capitals and made sure they are correct throughout my work.

q       I will give each presentation 100% of your attention by listening politely.

 

Total ____ 120 possible points

 

 

January Book Report:  Historical Fiction Guidelines

 

Instructions: Your mission is to create a timeline that includes pictures of all of the events that occurred in your story.  Write a caption for each illustration so that it can be understood by someone who did NOT read the book.  Be sure to include a picture of the main character(s), setting, problem, solution and ending.  Finally, write a brief 5-point summary that encompasses all the story elements.  

 

Remember this project is due no later than Tuesday, January 31st!

Writing A Summary

 

Here’s a brief description of a written 5-point summary:

 

1.               This is a summary of _____________ (Name of book).  It was written by ____________ (Author’s name). 

2.             This book was about:

q       Characters - Who are the main characters?  What are their names? Include a description of who they are, describe them-give their characteristics.

q       Setting - (Where and what time the story takes place or how the story begins.  Remember describe how with descriptive words, don’t just tell.

q       Sequence - What happened in the beginning, middle and end?

q       Problem - What is the big, main problem your character(s) has/have to face?

q       How the problem was solved

q       Ending (Tell what happened after the problem was solved)

3.             Something(s) I liked about this book are… OR

4.             Something(s) I did not like about this book… 

5.             I do or do not recommend this book because…

 

Summary Checklist:

q       I do not have ONE HUGE paragraph.  I have a new paragraph every time I write about something else (Hint:  I should have at least 3 paragraphs!)

Paragraph #1 -  Name of book, author, characters and their

                     characteristics, setting and its’ description

    Paragraph #2 -  Sequence, problem, how it was resolved

    Paragraph #3 -   If you liked the book and why, as well as recommendation     

q       I indented each paragraph.

q       I had someone other than me read my work.

q       I edited and revised my work so that it is my absolute best work!

 

 

 

 

 

Content/5-Point Summary (40 points)  

qIncluded the name of my book and author.

  1. Included a description of my character(s) and the setting.  Remember to describe them not just state them.  Example, “Harry Potter was an extremely, talented wizard who was determined ad courageous.”  “The setting took place in a magical kingdom called  Hagwarts.”
  2. Included the problem and how the problem was solved.
  3. Include a detailed reason why I liked or disliked the book.

 

Creativity & Presentation (60 Points)

  1. My timeline has illustrations and captions for the main character(s), setting, problem, solution and ending. 
  2. My timeline represents 100% of my best effort.
  3. Present with style (Practice so I don’t just read my paper.  Be sure to be excited and enthusiastic when I present.)
  4. My project uses color, displays my best work and appropriate grade-level effort.   

 

Conventions/Timeliness/Citizenship (20 Points)

  1. I have checked my spelling, grammar, sentence structure, endmarks, capitals and made sure they are correct throughout my work.
  2. I will give each presentation 100% of your attention by listening politely.

 

Total ____ 120 possible points

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