Here is the second part! If you missed the Part 1, go back and take a look. I hope you like it so far:
31. Create a newspaper for your book. Summarize the plot in one article, cover the weather another, do a feature story on one of the more interesting characters in another. Include an editorial and a collection of ads that would be pertinent to the story.
32. Do a collage/poster showing pictures or 3-d items that related to the book, and then write a sentence or two beside each one to show its significance.
33. Do a book talk. Talk to the class about your book by saying a little about the author, explain who the characters are and explain enough about the beginning of the story so that everyone will understand what they are about to read. Finally, read an exciting, interesting, or amusing passage from your book. Stop reading at a moment that leaves the audience hanging and add “If you want to know more you’ll have to read the book.”
If the book talk is well done almost all the students want to read the book.
34. Construct puppets and present a show of one or more interesting parts of the book.
35. Draw a comic strip of your favorite scene.
36. Use magazine photos to make a collage about the story
37. Make a mobile about the story.
38. Practice and the read to the class a favorite part.
39. Write about what you learned from the story.
40. Write a different ending for your story.
41. Write a different beginning.
42. Write a letter to a character in the book.
43. Write a letter to the author of the book.
44. Write Graffiti about the book on a “brick” wall (your teacher can make a brick-like master and then run this off on red construction paper.) Cut your words out of construction paper and glue them on the wall.
45. Sketch a favorite part of the book–don’t copy an already existing illustration
46. Make a timeline of all the events in the book.
47. Make a flow chart of all the events in the book.
48. Do character mapping, showing how characters reacted to events and changed.
49. Make a poster advertising your book so someone else will want to read it.
50. Make a cutout of one of the characters and write about them in the parts.
51. Make a character tree, where one side is an event, the symmetrical side is emotion or growth.
52. Choose a quote from a character. Write why it would or wouldn’t be a good motto by which to live your life
53.Learn something about the environment in which the book takes place and explain how the setting affects the plot
54. Retell part of the story from a different point of view
55.Choose one part of the story that reached a climax. If something different had
happened then, how would it have affected the outcome?
56. Make a Venn diagram of the ways you are like and unlike one of the characters in your story.
57. Write about one of the character’s life twenty years from now.
58. Write a letter from one of the characters to a beloved grandparent or friend
59. Send a postcard from one of the characters. Draw a picture on one side, write the message on the other.
60. Plan a party for one or all of the characters involved. Choose a theme and gifts for one of the characters involved. Tell why you chose them.