And here they are, the last 30 ideas! Enjoy!
61. Make a travel brochure advertising the setting of the story.
62. Choose five “artifacts” from the book that best illustrate the happenings and
meanings of the story. Tell why you chose each one.
63. Stories are made up; on conflicts and solutions. Choose three conflicts that take place in the story and give the solutions. Is there one that you wish had been handled differently?
64. Pretend that you are going to join the characters in the story. What things will you need to pack? Think carefully, for you will be there for a week, and there is no going back home to get something!
65. Retell the story as a whole class, writing down the parts as they are told. Each child illustrates a part. Put on the wall.
66. Each child rewrites the story, and divides into 8 parts. Make this into a little book of 3 folded pages, stapled in the middle (Outside paper is for a title of a book.) Older children can put it on the computer filling the unused part with a square for later illustrations.
67. Teacher chooses part of the text and deletes some of the words. Students fill in the blanks.
68. Make a chart of interesting words as a whole class activity. Categorize by parts of speech, colorful language, etc.
69. Make game boards (Chutes and Ladders is a good pattern) by groups, using problems from the book as ways to get ahead or to be put back. Groups exchange boards, then play.
70. Imagine that you are the author of the book you have just read.
71. Suddenly the book becomes a best seller. Write a letter to a movie producer trying to get that person interested in making your book into a movie. Explain why the story, characters, conflicts, etc., would make a good film. Suggest a filming location and the actors to play the various roles. YOU MAY ONLY USE BOOKS WHICH HAVE NOT ALREADY BEEN MADE INTO MOVIES.
72. Write a one-sentence summary of each chapter and illustrate the sentence.
73. Mark a bookmark for the book, drawing a character on the front, giving a brief summary of the book on the back after listing the title and author.
74. Write a multiple choice quiz of the book with at least ten questions.
75. Pretend you are making a movie of your book and are casting it. Choose the actors and actresses from people in the classroom.
76. Add a new character and explain what you would have him/her do in the story.
77. Write an obituary for one of the characters. Be sure to include lifetime
78. Choose a job for one of the characters in the book and write letter of application.
79. You must give up your favorite pet (whom you love very much) to one of the characters in the book. Which character would you choose? Why?
80. Invite one of the characters to dinner, and plan an imaginary conversation with the person who will fix the meal. What will you serve, and why?
81. Write an ad for a dating service for one of the characters.
82. Nominate one of the characters for an office in local, state or national government. Which office should they run for? What are the qualities that would make them be good for that office?
83. Pretend that you can spend a day with one of the characters. Which character would you choose? Why? What would you do?
84. Write a scene that has been lost from the book.
85. Write the plot for a sequel to this book.
86. Rewrite the story for younger children in picture book form.
87. Make a gravestone for one of the characters.
88. What other stories could have taken place at this same time and setting? Write the plot about 4 or 5 characters in this new book.
89. How would this story change if it were set in a different time period – the past or the future for instance?
90. If there was an unlikeable character in the book, write some ways that the character could be seen as good or at least not a villain.