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Many Ways To Share A Book
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1. Write about it to a friend.   
2. Make a map of where it takes place.         
3. Make a story map of its main events.   
4. Create a crossword puzzle, using the setting and plot.   
5. Tell why it would or wouldn’t make a great movie.      
6. Explain its funniest or most exciting part.  
7. Make a poster about it.   
8. Pick 5 to 10 adjectives that describe it and tell why.   
9. Describe an incident from it as if you were a reporter on the scene. 
10. Using magazine pictures, make a collage of an idea or scene from the book.   
11. Make up a limerick or haiku about it.     
12. Illustrate it with objects or photos.   
13. Compare it with the movie or TV version.   
14. Make a time-line of its events.     
15. Create a new ending for it.  

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16. Make a mosaic to illustrate one of its settings or events   
17. Make up a lost and found ad for something in it.       
18. Rewrite one of its incidents for a younger reader.   
19. Use sketches or photos to recreate one of its action sequences.   
20. The U.S. President has learned that you’ve read this book and wants to know one thing a main character                    discovered about life that you think all Americans should know. What would you tell him? Why?       
21. Describe the main character in 64 words.   
22. Choose a character you’d like to have as a friend. Tell why.   

23. Make believe you were one of the minor characters. How would you describe the main character?
24. Role play one of the characters
25. Plan an appropriate meal for a main character.
26. Do a cartoon strip based on a character.
27. Write a few paragraphs in a diary as if you were a character.

28. Write a poem about a character.
29. Design costumes for some of the characters. Explain why each is appropriate.   
30. Tell why one of the characters should have a different role.
31. Write a biography of one of the characters.      
32. Create paper dolls of the main characters.      
33. Make a list of facts you learned from it.  
34. Tell what the book would say about itself if it could talk.   
35. Pick a book you think each of the main characters would enjoy reading.  Tell why.   
36.  Tell what your home would be like if it belonged to one of the main characters.     
37. Write an interview between a character and the author, or between two characters.  
38. Guess what would have happened if a character had made an important decision differently.     
39. Persuade an audience to read (or not read) it.  
40. Tell why you would (or wouldn’t) recommend it to your principal, a parent, or another student.  
41. List its five most interesting or critical sentences.Tell why. 
42. Use its theme or setting to create a postcard or greeting card.  
43. Compare it to another book the author has written. Describe common elements, style, theme, and so forth.     
44. Write a song about it.  
45. Demonstrate something you learned from it.  
46. Prepare a list of its most unusual, difficult, or exciting words.  Explain why you chose them.
47. Use its title and theme to write your own story.     
48. For stories that took place in another time, tell how one of the characters would act today, or would respond to a        present day situation.  
49. Pretend to be the book and tell what you hold within you.  
50. Compare it w ith a book of similar theme.             
51. Prepare a book jacket for it.      
52. Become the author and tell why you wrote this book.      
53. Write interview questions to the author.      
54. Write a letter of appreciation to the author.         
55. Write suggestions for improvement to the author.      
56. Make a Venn diagram comparing two characters.     

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