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Brief Description

A camera is all you need to create this fun bulletin board for Book Week (or anytime).


Students think critically about a favorite book or a recent read.


book report, reading, SSR, language arts, reading, bulletin board, Book Week

Materials Needed

  • camera of any kind (digital preferred)
  • construction paper
  • markers

Lesson Plan

For this lesson, students can choose a favorite book or a book they recently finished reading. Use a camera to take a close-up picture of the student holding up the book (so the title is readable in the photograph).

Using Technology. If you take pictures with a digital camera, it will be easy to enlarge the photos for printing. Students might do the enlarging and printing of their own photos.

Cut from white construction paper a large "talk bubble" like those seen in comic books and comic strips. (See talk bubble samples 1, talk bubble samples 2 for enlarging.) Have students use markers to write their thoughts about the book inside the talk bubble. Or, instead of leaving this assignment wide open, you might ask all students to respond to a specific question such as

  • Why is this book one of your favorites?
  • Tell about one of the best parts of the book. (Be careful not to spoil any surprises for others who might read the book.)
  • What was the best part of this book?
  • Who was your favorite character in the book? Why?
  • Complete this sentence: I would recommend this book because
    Using Technology. Students might use a word processing program to type their talk bubble comments.

    Position each student's talk bubble in position above his/her photo to create a bulletin board that's perfect for Book Week or any other time. Students will enjoy reading each other's comments, and their comments might motivate peers to so some reading!


    Assess students based on the thoughtfulness of their comments and the quality of the writing.

    Lesson Plan Source

    Submitted By

    Gary Hopkins

    National Standards 

    LANGUAGE ARTS: English
    GRADES K - 12
    NL-ENG.K-12.3 Evaluation Strategies
    NL-ENG.K-12.4 Communication Skills
    NL-ENG.K-12.12 Applying Language Skills

    GRADES K - 12
    NT.K-12.1 Basic Operations and Concepts

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    This lesson was originally posted on 10/28/2005