Using a standard file folder, you will create a tool to help other readers learn about your book and its author.
File folder, colored paper, markets, stickers, scissors, glue, etc.
Parts of the Project:
1. Front of the folder: Cover of the book and short summary. It will look best if you matt a color photocopy of the cover on another piece of paper before gluing it to your folder (ask Mrs. Schuchart - the library may be able to provide you with a picture already). Write your own very general summary of the book, being careful not to give too much away. This should be brief - 5-7 sentences.
2. Inside left: Information about the author. Tell a little bit about his/her career and background. We don't need to know everything they ever did. If the book is part of a series, include smaller pictures of the covers of other books the series. If they have a famous book, include a picture of the cover. Include a small picture of the author - only one, and not bigger than 3"X3". You may want to Google the author's name - look for an official website. If they have an author website, give the address. Include citations for your sources.
3. Inside right: Share an excerpt from the book. If required, find your own favorite excerpt. If you are not required to share your favorite, you can often find one online. You may want to Google the author's name - look for an official website. Newer books often have the first chapter available online. If it is there, copy and paste enough of it for 1 page to fit a word processing program. Print it in an easy to read and see font (single space and Comic 12 for text, Comic 22 Bold and Centered for title). If your book is not online, photocopy your favorite part (or the first two pages of the book and cute/paste the pages to fit on the right side of the folder). Be neat!
4. Back: Write a review of the book. Make sure it is at least 7 sentences. Don't just summarize the book. Tell what you thought of the book and why. Don't give away too much of the story - this is a teaser only!
Also, find a professional review of the book. Use the same NoveList directions above, or try Amazon.com.
The library will laminate the book folder once it is finished.
(Project adapted from )