StoryCorps StoryCorps is a nonprofit organization that records and gathers the
stories of Americans from all walks of life. The stories range from
light-hearted stories to serious and sometimes sad stories.The Story
Corps stories (and now animated videos) are a great example to share
with your students of the power of storytelling.
Lit2Go A free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook)
format. You can: Download the files to your Mp3 player and listen on the
go, listen to the Mp3 files on your computer, view the text on a
webpage and read along as you listen, or print out the stories and poems
to make your own book.
OneWord One Word is a simple writing prompt generator. The way it works is the user clicks "go" on the One Word
homepage and they are presented with one word. Users then have sixty
seconds to write in the text box whatever comes to their minds regarding
Alternative Book Report Ideas: - Readers Theater - Book Trailers or Book Commercials using Microsoft PhotoStory to produce mini movies - Podcast - Booktalk Groups that organize a report and share with the class - Game created by students about the book - Design a cereal box and commercial - Postcard correspondence in the voices of the two main characters, design appropriate artwork on the front - Scrapbook/Memory book report - CD, either actual or just the cover, with thematic cover, song titles and lyrics that demonstrate comprehension of the book - Blog, either fictional blog from the point of view of the character or a response blog - Glogster - Wordle - Animoto - Voicethread - Write/perform a monologue from one character's point of view - Goodreads group/discussion forum - Write a review for the OPAC - Piclits.com - Write an alternative ending - Poster presentations - Letters to the author - Book in a Bag report - Book Report Sandwich http://www.scholastic.com/kids/homework/sandwich.asp - http://ksumail.kennesaw.edu/~jcope/Eng3391/ABRIdeas.pdf - http://www.middleweb.com/mw/workshop/williams_altbkrpts.pdf