Alternate Assessment Ideas
Have students create a comic book that depicts their book. (Obviously, this works best if the book is funny!) Decide how many lines of dialogue and how many pictures in each frame, and leave the rest to them! Some kids can get really creative!
Another great idea is to have the kids create a movie out of the book. They have to decide where the movie will film, who will direct it and what type of soundtrack the film will have. Students also have to pick at least eight characters from their book and, in at least four sentences, decide which famous actor will play them and why!
An assignment that can be assigned with the book is a personal journal requiring the students to log which pages they read, summarize what they read and how they felt about it. This log can also incorporate the words they struggled to understand and how long it took them. This data allows you to understand a bit of how strong their reading level is, their style, and other insights into your students' behavioural traits.
Do your students like music? Create a soundtrack for their book! Have your students pick at least eight songs that "tell the story of their book" and have them explain why each song important!
Hopefully you find some of these ideas helpful. Happy grading!