Quadrama

Have you ever made a quadrama?  I try to fill our home school with lots of projects to make the learning as memorable as possible. . . always looking for things that stick in their minds!  We do lots of reading and I have my kids make book projects of their choice about the things they read.  Today my daughter finished reading Mummies in the Morning by Mary Pope Osborne (we love the Magic Treehouse series!).  It was time for a book project!  {Oh, and to find out more about book projects and other things we do to encourage reading at our house, go take a peek at our Bookworms page.} She decided to craft a quadrama for her project since a pyramid is the perfect shape for a book about Egyptian pyramids.  She loved the project so much though, that I predict many more quadramas in our future, whether … click to read more

Book Review Book Project

This book review book project will work for any book, and for almost any age, elementary through high school and even beyond.  Choose any book you’ve read and write a book review on it.  Little ones can even have the book read to them and dictate what they want their review to say (while Mom, Dad, or an older sibling do the physical writing).  Older students can become progressively more independent and in depth.  Book reviews work for both fiction and non-fiction, all reading levels, and all genres. A book review comes in 3 parts: 1. The first paragraph tells the main idea of the book.  What is it about?  What point is trying to be made?  Just briefly summarize it without giving away all the details.  This is the kind of writing you’ll often find within the dust jacket of the book that intends to draw you in and … click to read more