• Book in a Box Assignment Sheet

    Choose a book that is at the appropriate length and reading level. If you are choosing a book in a series, we can discuss which one in the series you should use for the project.  You may have to go back and review the first book.   Follow the directions carefully.

    Book in a Box

    Exterior

    • Decorate the outside of the shoebox to tie in the book’s setting and/or events.
    • Write title and author.
    • List main characters.
    • Use at least two visuals.
    • Use at least two quotes that are important from the book.
    • Write your name on the bottom of the box.

    Interior

    Include seven to ten items that symbolize and/or explain:

    • Characterization of characters
    • Conflicts
    • Major events (don’t give too much away…other students may want to read this book, so avoid telling the resolution/ending of book)

    Presentation: You will present your Book in a Box and you MUST use index cards (write your name on the first index card).

    • State title, author, reading level, number of pages.
    • Describe genre (type) and premise (exposition and conflict).
    • Explain exterior: décor, characters, quotes, and visuals.
    • Take out and explain interior items in an organized manner (use index cards).
    • State overall impression: likes/dislikes, impact on you, recommendation.

    Index Cards: You must write/type (cut and paste) what you will say and turn in index cards for a grade (write your name on the first index card).

    Book in a Box Rubric

    _____/15  Box is neatly decorated so it fits book; two visuals included

    _____/15  Title, author, main characters, two quotes clearly and neatly written

    _____/20  Items in box (7 to 10) are creatively chosen/neatly written

    _____/25  Items in box symbolize/explain important parts of book

    _____/25  Index cards are clearly and neatly typed/written out to explain what you will say in presentation

    _____/100  Total

    Book in a Box Presentation

    _____/10  State title, author, reading level, number of pages.

    _____/10  Describe genre (type) and premise (exposition and conflict).

    _____/20  Explain exterior: décor, characters, quotes, and visuals.

    _____/25  Take out and explain interior items in an organized manner (use index cards).

    _____/10  State overall impression: likes/dislikes, impact on you, recommendation.

    _____/10  Use eye contact…look up at audience as you present

    _____/15  Use voice projection (loud), enunciation (clear), and inflection (enthusiastic).

    _____/100  Total