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Book Report Makeover: Scavenger Hunt

Each week, Education World offers a new idea to help you "make over" boring book report formats. If you're looking for a way to spice up book reports -- and truly engage students in reading -- you've come to the right place. Check out this week's makeover idea

This book report format focuses on grammar.

Students search a recently read book for words and/or sentences that match scavenger hunt criteria determined by the teacher. The following are examples of the kinds of words and sentences students might look for:

  • a three-syllable word
  • a contraction
  • a compound word
  • a word with a silent e at the end
  • a word with a suffix that required doubling the final consonant before adding the suffix
  • a word with a suffix that required dropping a silent e before adding the suffix
  • the longest word in the book
  • a word that includes the letters tion
  • a four-syllable word
  • a word that includes a silent letter other than e
  • an adjective
  • a word with a prefix
  • a sentence that includes a simile
  • rhyming words
  • synonyms or antonyms

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