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Book Report Formats, Rubrics and Announcements

 

Dear 4th grade students and parents,

 

     First of all I want to thank you for attending our first session of parent-teacher conferences this year. I enjoyed meeting some of you for the first time as well as seeing some familiar faces. I am confident that we will be able to meet many of the objectives that we were able to discuss and overcome any difficulties as we face these challenges together. Thanks again for being on board and offering your support, it is greatly appreciated.

 

     As I mentioned during these meetings I am enclosing the Book Report format as well as the grading rubric which will be due for December 12th.  Please make sure you have the required materials and manage your time wisely in order to obtain the best results and allow each child to work as independently as possible. Being able to feel success and accomplishment is so gratifying, so trust in yourselves children and feel proud of a job well done! 

 

Sincerely,

Ms. Gaby Alcazar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
       
Reading - Analyzing Information : Gum-Ball Book Report
Teacher Name: Ms. Alcazar Group:   4 A / B Grade:   
Student Name:     ________________________________________ List #:
CATEGORY 4 3 2 1
Identifies important information Student lists all the main points of the article without having the book in front of him/her. The student lists all the main points, but uses the article for reference. The student lists all but one of the main points, using the book for reference.  The student cannot important information with accuracy.
Identifies details Student recalls several details for each main point without referring to the book. Student recalls several details for each main point, but needs to refer to the book, occasionally. Student is able to locate most of the details when looking at the book. Student cannot locate details with accuracy.
Identifies facts Student accurately locates at least 3 facts in the article and gives a clear explanation of why these are facts, rather than opinions. Student accurately locates 2 facts in the article and gives a reasonable explanation of why they are facts, rather than opinions. Student accurately locates 1 facts in the article. Explanation is weak. Student has difficulty locating facts in an article.
Identifies opinions Student accurately locates at least 3 opinions in the article and gives a clear explanation of why these are opinions, rather than facts. Student accurately locates at least 2 opinions in the article and gives a reasonable explanation of why these are opinions, rather than facts. Student accurately locates at least 1 opinions in the article. Explanation is weak. Student has difficulty locating opinions in an article.
Relates Graphics to Text Student accurately explains how each graphic are related to the text. Student accurately explains how most graphics are related to the text. Student accurately explains how some of the graphics are related to the text. Student has difficulty relating graphics and diagrams to the text.
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Dear Fourth Grade Students and Parents;
 
Welcome to our first book report of the year! This book report has been designed for your pleasure as well as for your comprehension. I am sure you will enjoy preparing it as you read your selected book for this grading period. Please feel free to be creative and original, I have attached some pictures as samples and the grading rubric so you know what to focus on but, the sky is the limit. This book report will be due for October 1st . As you know you received your books last week and have already began reading them during class. Please make sure you read at least 20 minutes a day at home so you can have plenty of time to organize your report. Feel free to clear up any doubts during our daily reading sessions. 

It is a pleasure to be your teacher this year. I look forward to many wonderful projects and learning experiences.
 
Best regards,
 
Ms. Gaby Alcazar
 
Comunidad Educativa del Sol

 

RUBRIC: 

 

 

         

 T-Shirt Character Book Report

           

Teacher's Name: Ms. Alcazar

       

Student's Name:     ________________________________________

4th  A / B

List#: _____

CATEGORY

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3

2

1

Points Earned

Front of shirt

Includes an illustration, title of the book, and author's name. Font and colors fit the emotional content of the book. The graphic illustrates some scene from the book.

Includes an illustration, title of the book, and author's name. The graphic illustrates some scene from the book.

Includes an illustration, title of the book, and author's name.

Does not include illustration, title, AND/OR author's name.

 

Left sleeve

Includes all required information.          ( name, list #, grade and group).

Includes most required information. May be missing 1 detail.

Includes some of the required information but might not be able to understand it.

Required information does not appear.

 

Right sleeve

Includes a small photograph or drawing of the author, the author's name and some personal facts and the name of at least one other book written by the author.

Includes the author's name and the name of at least one other book written by the author.

Includes the author's name.

Author's name AND/OR other books written by the author are missing.

 

Left sleeve

Includes all required information. ( name, list #, grade and group).

Includes most required information. May be missing 1 detail.

Includes some of the required information but might not be able to understand it.

Required information does not appear.

 

Illustration(s)

Illustrations were creative, drawn and colored neatly and were a good size.

Illustrations were drawn and colored neatly and were a good size.

Illustrations were drawn and colored neatly, but some were too large or too small.

Illustrations were drawn and/or colored carelessly.

 

Neatness and Effort

The book t-shirt has no distracting errors, corrections or erasures and is easily read. It appears the student spent a lot of effort getting things just right.

The book t-shirt has almost no distracting errors, corrections or erasures and is easily read. It appears the student worked hard on it.

The book t-shirt is fairly readable but the quality is not too good on some parts. It looks like the student ran out of time or didn't take care of it.

Very messy and hard to read. It looks like the student threw it together at the last minute without much care.

 

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points:

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Dear 4th Grade parents and students;

   We have arrived to our second book report assignment of the year. I have decided to offer you an option for you to select from. Please choose the Book report format that best adapts to your library book ( orange sticker book) that you rented for this month.

   I encourage you to be creative and thorough. I'm sure you have enjoyed reading at home as much as you have here at school and I am looking forward to seeing your work.

   The book report will be due for November 12th so you have this month to prepare it. Please be punctual as tardiness will affect your grade. You have been sent via email the rubric with the grading criteria as well as the assembly directions. Feel free to clear up any of your doubts this week during library sessions or D.E.A.R. time. 

 Sincerely, 

Ms. Gaby Alcazar

 

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Assembling Directions

Materials: All that you will need is scissors, cardboard, glue, tape, and coloring pencils. You may printout the house template or draw it yourself.

This House Book Report Project contains one door area, and two window areas for students to draw pictures of characters and scenes from the story.

  • Section 1: Title, Author, Genre, Name, and "Home Sweet Home:" If you describe someone as sweet, it means that they are kind and thoughtful. Write about a part of the book when someone was sweet to another person in the story.
  • Section 2: Main Character and New Character: Using colorful adjectives and examples from the story, describe the main character. Pretend that you are the author of this book and add yourself as a new character in the story. Describe how the story changes by adding yourself as a new character.
  • Section 3: Setting: The setting is when and where the story takes place. Describe the main setting of the story using as much detail as possible.
  • Section 4: The plot is the main events and actions that happen in the story. Write a short summary describing the plot of the story.
  • Section 5: It Would Be Fun to Live in this House: Describe why it would be fun to live in the same house as the main character. Using information that you learned about the main character in the book, what kind of activities would you enjoy doing together?
  • Section 6: In the two windows, draw a picture of the main character and then draw yourself. In the door, draw a scene from the story.

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Computer Book Report Project

4th Grade

 

 

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Assembling Directions:

Materials needed: All that you will need is scissors, cardboard, glue, tape, and coloring pencils. You may printout the house template or draw it yourself.

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  • Section1: Computer Screen: Title, Author, Genre, and a drawing of the climax of the story.
  • Keyboard (there is no writing on this template)
  • My Documents: Write a short summary about the book that you read. Your summary should make other students interested in reading your book, but do not give away important information about how the story ends.

 

  • My Pictures (Climax): The climax of the story is the point of greatest interest or suspense in the story. It is the turning point in the story where the action reaches its peak. Describe the climax of the story that you read. Draw a picture that represents the climax in the computer screen.

 

  • My E-Mail: Write an E-mail letter to the main character or author of your story. Make thoughtful observations about the main events that happened. You can also ask the main character/author questions about the important events that occurred in the story. Write a brief paragraph stating your opinion of the book.

 

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Grading Rubric:

 

 

 

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Reading - Analyzing Information : Book Report
         
        Grade:
Teacher Name: Ms. Alcazar      
Student Name:     ________________________________________ List #: ________ 4th Grade A /  B
         
CATEGORY 4 3 2 1
Identifies details Student recalls several details for each main point without referring to the article. Student recalls several details for each main point, but needs to refer to the article, occasionally. Student is able to locate most of the details when looking at the article. Student cannot locate details with accuracy.
Identifies facts Student accurately locates at least 3 facts in the article and gives a clear explanation of why these are facts, rather than opinions. Student accurately locates 2 facts in the article and gives a reasonable explanation of why they are facts, rather than opinions. Student accurately locates 1 fact in the article. Explanation is weak. Student has difficulty locating facts in an article.
Identifies opinions Student accurately locates at least 3 opinions in the article and gives a clear explanation of why these are opinions, rather than facts. Student accurately locates at least 2 opinions in the article and gives a reasonable explanation of why these are opinions, rather than facts. Student accurately locates at least 1 opinion in the article. Explanation is weak. Student has difficulty locating opinions in an article.
Relates Graphics to Text Student accurately explains how each graphic/diagram is related to the text. Student generally explains how most graphic/diagram is related to the text. Student accurately explains how some of the diagrams are related to the text. Student has difficulty relating graphics and diagrams to the text.
Summarization Student uses only 1-3 sentences to describe clearly what the article is about. Student uses several sentences to accurately describe what the article is about. Student summarizes most of the article accurately, but has some slight misunderstanding. Student has great difficulty summarizing the article.
Identifies important information Student lists all the main points of the article without having the article in front of him/her. The student lists all the main points, but uses the article for reference. The student lists all but one of the main points, using the article for reference. The student cannot important information with accuracy.
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I am also enclosing the rubric for our Russian Reindeer Races/ Dogsled Competition Pamphlet.

 

 

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        Grade:
         
Making A Brochure : Russian Reindeer Races and Dogsled Competitions Pamphlet
Student Name:     ________________________________________ List #: ________ 4th Grade:  A / B
Teacher Name: Ms. Alcazar      
CATEGORY 4 3 2 1
Writing - Organization Each section in the brochure has a clear beginning, middle, and end. Almost all sections of the brochure have a clear beginning, middle and end. Most sections of the brochure have a clear beginning, middle and end. Less than half of the sections of the brochure have a clear beginning, middle and end.
Writing - Grammar There are no grammatical mistakes in the brochure. There are no grammatical mistakes in the brochure after feedback. There are 1-2 grammatical mistakes in the brochure even after feedback. There are several grammatical mistakes in the brochure even after feedback.
Spelling & Proofreading No spelling errors remain after proofreading the brochure. No more than 1 spelling error remains after proofreading the brochure. No more than 3 spelling errors remain after proofreading the brochure. Several spelling errors in the brochure.
Writing - Mechanics Capitalization and punctuation are correct throughout the brochure. Capitalization and punctuation are correct throughout the brochure after feedback. There are 1-2 capitalization and/or punctuation errors in the brochure even after feedback. There are several capitalization or punctuation errors in the brochure even after feedback.
Attractiveness & Organization The brochure has exceptionally attractive formatting and well-organized information. The brochure has attractive formatting and well-organized information. The brochure has well-organized information. The brochure's formatting and organization of material are confusing.
Graphics/Pictures Graphics go well with the text and there is a good mix of text and graphics. Graphics go well with the text, but there are so many that they distract from the text. Graphics go well with the text, but there are too few and the brochure seems "text-heavy". Graphics do not go with the accompanying text or appear to be randomly chosen.
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Reference Link:

http://www.uniqueteachingresources.com/house-book-report.html

http://www.uniqueteachingresources.com/computer-book-report.html

 

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