Book reports: perfectly painless


Have you started a monthly reading challenge with your learners yet? Here is an excellent description of a foldable book report that can be used in an ELT classroom, even though the author, Robert Ward, created it for his English classes in an LA middle school. It’s very hands-on, very creative, easy and fun: the learners will get to think of a new title for the book they’ve read, devise metaphors for the main character, create a licence plate for their car and critique the book. The benefits? Language and skills development, motivation and engagement – and of course revisiting the book is an opportunity for revision and achieving a greater sense of progress.

Would you do something like this in your classroom, or you prefer more digital solutions?


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