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Book Report Makeover: PowerPoints!

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

Kids make powerful points with technology.

Encourage students to use Microsoft's PowerPoint program instead of paper and pen to describe the books they've read. Students can display their presentations to their classmates -- or at a parent open house. Go to Books Alive! to see some examples of PowerPoint book reports.

For more high-tech book report options, check out Kid Pix Slide Show Book Reports, HyperStudio Book Reports, and an Online Book Report.

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