Saturday, January 17, 2009

Book Report Recipe~

This comes from Scholastic, Inc.
If the recipe is followed correctly and all the ingredients are mixed according to directions, the result will be a tantalizing report that will tempt the appetites of many new readers.

Book Report Recipe
1 cup of plot
Tell briefly what the story is about, but don't give away the ending.
2 teaspoons of characters
Who are the main characters? Describe them briefly.
2 tablespoons of excitement
Select a short passage from the book that describes something exciting that happened. Try to find a passage that has the main character in it.
Mix thoroughly and bake. When cool, frost with this special icing:
1/2 cup of opinion
What did you like about the book? What didn't you like?
1 teaspoon of recommendation
Whom do you think would enjoy this book? Why?
Finally sprinkle on the following information:
title of book
name of author
name of publisher
number of pages
literary genre
Your students can write these reports on simulated recipe cards. Makes for a nice change from the traditional book report.

I hope everyone has a nice cozy and warm weekend. It was supposed to drop to about 11 degrees here but it may have been colder. I am thankful for a warm home.The sky is a beautiful shade of blue here at my house today.Thanks for coming by my place.
Have a beautiful day.


Patti said...

I like the recipe!! Im staying inside today by a nice fire in the fireplace. Its not as cold here as it is where you are, but still cold enough for a fire. Im just being kinda lazy today!enjoy your weekend!

Tammy said...

Oh, I love this...I lead the book reports for my home school group! Do you mind if I share this recipe with them?

Also, if you can, I hope you can participate in the home school open house tomorrow!! :)

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Hi Lisa, this is a very informative post. I would definitely try this recipe. Thanks :)

All My Blessings said...

Hi Lisa, I like your poem it's nice. You must be a busy taxi driver, laundress, cook,nurse, dump it all in a bowl and what have you got? MOM hehehehe Kae

Kristi said...

Good recipe, Lisa! I'll have to print this one for the kiddos!



Mississippi Songbird said...

ow neat! Thanks for this post.I have printed it and will use it with my children.. Probably next week, for black history month. My daughter is supposed to read a book and write a report... This should come in handy. Have a great week...

HsKubes said...

Clever recipe!
Hope you are staying warm.
We were very cold today, too, but we have enjoyed looking at the snow along with it! ;o)
Hope you enjoy your week!
~ Christina

HOPE said...

Thank you for the b'day wishes Lisa...nice to have "friends" stopping by on a special day like today...My Son's spiritual B'day as well.

God bless..

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