My principal made it clear that this year we couldn’t have parties and put a limit on how many sweets children could eat. She stressed healty eating at all times. This was all good, however; after reading The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling, it was time for a book celebration and of course all anyone could think about was chocolate. I searched the internet for book reports that were about candy and still within the guidelines.
I came across a Mint Tin Can book report on teacherthrive.com.
Then, I put together the following letter for my little third graders.
Dear Radiant Third Graders,
We have finished reading The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling!! Therefore….it’s time for a book report. This book report has two parts and of course, it includes something dealing with candy!!
Part I: You’ll need one common mint tin (about 3.5 by 2.25 inches). ( eat/ share all the mints inside and save the tin for your report) Using the background template (included), draw a background from an important scene in the book and glue it into the interior of the lid.The next step is adding your foreground, which will “pop out” from the background. Use cardstock for this part; it holds up better and creates a cleaner pop-up effect.
To give the foreground the pop-out effect, glue pieces of crafting foam onto the back of it.
Next, tape your own label using white paper on the cover of the tin. This part should be the title of your book report.
Part II: Attached you will find a picture sample for the book report. You will submit a MINT TIN BOOKREPORT. Color, glue, paste and write neatly. Your mint tin will be graded on presentation.
Be sure to include the following on each of the SIX sheets:
- Story structure: Beginning , Middle, Ending
- Story Elements: Setting, Problem, Solution
- Your favorite part of the Story
- Draw your favorite character
- Write your favorite quote from the story
- Define one word new vocabulary word from the story
Your responses should be written in your best handwriting.
For images and how the project should look visit:
The following pictures are some of their projects.