CEREAL BOX BOOK REPORTThe book report for the months of November and December will be 2 parts.The first will be a cereal box project and the second part will be a classpresentation in the form of a commercial for their cereal. The details forboth are attached and the final product will be due: .Class presentations of their “commercials” will be done during this -----------*Front of the box: Include the name of the cereal and a picture. Invent aname for the cereal that is related to the title of the book and sounds like acereal. Do not use the exact title of the book.*Back of the box - Students need to design a game that is based on thestory. It can be a puzzle, a word search, a word scramble, a maze, acrossword puzzle, a hidden pictures illustration, or any other fun activity thatmight be found on the back of a cereal box. Make sure it includesinformation from the book.*Left side of the box: Students have to write a summary of their book.*Top of the box: Students need to write the name of the book, the author,number of pages, and they must give the book a rating.*Right side of the box: Students need to write the "ingredients" of their book- the characters and setting.*Students need to come up with an oral presentation that will help themshare their cereal. Try to think of a very creative "commercial" to sell yourcereal (tell others to read your book).******* EXTRA CREDIT *******Prize: Cereal boxes often include a prize. Your prize must be something themain character could have used in the book or something that reminds youof the main character. You can even include a picture of the prize on thefront of your box to let the reader know what is inside the box.

Cereal Box CommercialStudents will share their project by doing a 1 to 2 minute commercial for their cereal. Theseoral presentations will be presented the week their book reports are due. Students shouldpractice their commercials at home to make sure of the timing. The goal is to make otherstudents really want to buy the cereal (read the book). Use the following guidelines forwriting the commercial.- Share exciting elements from the book –the problem, important scenes, interesting characters etc.- Be energetic! Try to convince the audience to buy the cereal whether you liked the book or not.- Cereal has nutritional value and is “good for the body.” Tell your classmates why this book would be good for them!- (Optional) Be a character from the book to help you “sell” your -----------------------------This sheet is only for planning purposes. If you prefer to type your commercial or write it on index cards, that is fine. You will notneed to turn in a draft of your commercial. Your grade on this part of the project will be based on how well you present yourcommercial to the class.

Right Side of BoxINGREDIENTSCut out this box and place in on the rightside of your cereal box.CHARACTERS:Characters:List the main characters and write a sentenceabout each one. For example, if you were usingthe story “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,”you might include the following characters:Charlie Bucket: He is a poor boy who finds thelast golden ticket and wins a trip to WillyWonka’s Chocolate Factory.Willy Wonka: He is the lively owner of thechocolate factory who allows six children and amember of their family to spend a day at hismagical factory.Setting:Use complete sentences to tell where the storytakes place. You may find that there is morethan one setting in the story. For example, ifyou were using the story “Charlie and theChocolate Factory,” you might write:The beginning of the story takes place in CharlieBucket’s very small house that he shares withhis large family. Once Charlie finds the goldenticket and wins the contest, the rest of thestory takes place in Willy Wonka’s amazingchocolate factory.SETTING:

Cereal Box Book Report TemplatesLeft Side of Box:Cut out this box and place in on the left side of your cereal box.Write a summary that describes the main problem and how the problem was solved. Try to use wordsthat will “grab” the readers’ attention and make them want to buy your cereal.Summary of Book:Top of Box:Cut out this box and place in on the top of your cereal box.Title of Book:Author:Rating:# of Pages:Your Name

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Cereal Box Book Report RubricName: Book Title:ComponentFRONT OF BOX /TITLEBACK OF BOX /GAMEADVANCED (4)ExceedsrequirementsTitle of cereal andpicture is related totitle of book andsounds like a cereal.The game and / orpuzzle is detailed andconnected to thebook.LEFT SIDE OF BOX /SUMMARYThe main problemand solution areclearly stated.RIGHT SIDE OF BOX /INGREDIENTSList of ingredientsincludes all charactersand setting usingcomplete sentences.PROFICIENT (3)Meets requirementsTitle of cereal andpicture is closelyrelated to title ofbook and sound like acereal.The game and / orpuzzle is somewhatdetailed andconnected to thebook.The main problemand solution areprovided with somedetail.List of ingredientsincludes mostcharacters and mostitems are written incomplete sentences.BASIC (2)Partially meetsrequirementsTitle of cereal andpicture is notconnected to title ofbook and somewhatsounds like a cereal.The game and / orpuzzle lack detail butshow someconnection to thebook.The main problemand solution areincluded but needmore detail.List of ingredientsincludes somecharacters andsetting. They are notwritten in completesentences.BELOW BASIC (1)Does not meetrequirementsDoes not include titleor picture and doesnot sound like acereal.The game and / orpuzzle are notdetailed and notclearly connected tothe book.The summary doesnot describe the mainproblem or thesolution.The list of ingredientsdoes not includecharacters andsetting. They are notwritten in completesentences.Speaking and Listening EvaluationVOICEPREPAREDNESS / EYECONTACTAlways speaks loudly,slowly, and clearly. Iseasily understood byaudience members allthe time.Student is completelyprepared anddeliveredpresentation withoutrelying o the cerealbox more than a fewtimes.N/APOSTURELISTENS TO OTHERPRESENTATIONSListens intently anddoes not makedistractingmovements or noises.Usually speaks loudly,slowly, and clearly. Iseasily understood byall audience membersalmost all the time.Student is completelyprepared, and hasobviously rehearsed.Cereal box is usedconsistentlythroughoutpresentation.Stands up straight,looks relaxed andconfident.Listens intently buthas some distractingmovements or noises.Includes Extra Credit Prize and is related to the story:YES / NOUsually speaks loudlyand clearly. Speaks sofast that audience hastroubleunderstanding.The student issomewhat prepared,but it is clear thatrehearsal was lacking.Speaks too softly ormumbles. Theaudience often hastroubleunderstanding.Student does notseem at all preparedto present.Sometimes stands upstraight.Slouches or movesabout duringpresentation.Consistently distractsthe speaker and doesnot appear to belistening.Sometimes does notappear to be listeningand has distractingnoises or movements.OVERALL GRADE:

the story “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” you might include the following characters: Charlie Bucket: He is a poor boy who finds the last golden ticket and wins a trip to Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. Willy Wonka: He is the lively owner of the chocolate factory who allows six ch