A Spin on the Book Report !

Chapter Covers – PDC

Instructions to Students: Create four chapter cover illustrations with a summary of the chapter attached or behind the illustration. Illustrations can be, but not limited to: drawings, paintings, comic strips, or collages: The summaries can be written academically or creatively, for example: a poem, song, or a rap.

Include the following:

  • A cover page with an illustration with the book title and author’s name
  • A back page (illustration optional)

o   Should include a synopsis of the entire book

  • The title or number for each chapter cover
  • A written summary for each chapter
  • Summaries should reference characters and accurate main events in the chapters with details
  • Projects should be bound together like a book by using but not limit to: string, bind clips, staples

Assessment rubric:

o Cover page (1 pt)

o Back page (1 pt)

o Synopsis of book (1-4 pt)

o Includes four chapters (1 pt )

o Accuracy of chapter summaries (1-4 pt)

o Relevance of illustrations (1-3 pt)

o Bounding of the book (1 pt)

 Common Core Standards (Grade 7):

  • Reading Standard 2: Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text
  • Writing Standard 4: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

Here is my example:


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