“Book in a Day” Presentations Now that you have completed reading your section of the book, it will be your responsibility to teach your classmates about that particular section. Select a presentation outlet that is suitable for your ideas as well as your group. Each of you must be part of the presentation and help your group with the presentation you choose. It is EXTREMELY important for you to do your part; your class is counting on you. If you don’t do your part, your classmates will miss vital information and may be confused. Have fun and be creative. We all look forward to learning from you. Below you will find a list of presentation ideas. Make sure to choose one that your group can handle. Use your class time wisely to ensure you are ready to go on presentation day. If you have an idea that is not on here, please make sure to get it approved by a teacher before you start working on it.
● Create a costume presentation of your book. Dress as the characters and present the main ideas of your chapter through dialogue. Make sure to write up scripts for each person and to include every person in your group. If you choose this option, you will be responsible to hand in a script. ● If a journey was involved, draw a map with explanatory notes of significant places or events. There should be at least one event/place per person. Make sure to include pictures in order for your audience to create visuals, and that every single detail is included. As a group, decided who will do what. ● Create a timeline of events that occurred in your chapter. Make sure to include all important events and describe them in detail (at least one event per person). Use drawings or magazine cutouts to illustrate events along the timeline. When you present to the class, you can take us through that time--event by event. ● Create a television talk show about your particular part of the book and perform the show for the class. Think of Oprah, Doctor Phil, etc. and how your section of reading could be a topic on their show. Pick people to play particular roles and write or type up scripts. You will then present the show “LIVE” in class.
● Put on a Television Newscast highlighting all of the main points of your chapter. Make sure to choose particular roles that a normal newscast would consist of. You should have an anchor, a reporter, and a person to interview. Everyone in your group needs a part, so you will have to be creative. Write or type up a script to go with you Newscast which you will present to the class.
● Make three or more puppets of the characters in your chapter. Prepare a short puppet show to tell the story to the class. You will perform the puppet show on presentation day. ● Rewrite the chapter as a picture book. Use simple vocabulary so that it could be enjoyed by younger students. Make sure to divide up the work evenly (One person each completes one or two pages). On presentation day, you can do a read aloud of your book. ● Write a song explaining your part of the book. Make sure that it covers all of the main points, and that it is well rehearsed. You will present this to the class. ● Complete a series of five drawings that show five of the major events in the plot of your section. Write captions for each drawing so that the illustrations can be understood by someone who did not read the book. ● Create a newspaper that contains “stories” from your section of the book. Everyone should be responsible for creating a story. Make sure your stories contain details about events that occurred in your reading. Include the who, what, when, where, why, and how. Put your stories together to create one paper. Your can “read all about it” to the class!
Once you have decided as a group what you will be doing and who is responsible for what, get started! Don’t waste any time! Have fun!!