Creating Book Folders

Creating Book Folders

Assignment:
Using a standard file folder, you will create a visual tool to help other readers learn about your book and its author.
 
Materials:
File folder, colored paper, markets, stickers, scissors, glue, etc.
 
Parts of the Project:
 
1.  Front of the folder:  Cover of the book and short summary.  It will look best if you matt a color photocopy of the cover on another piece of paper before gluing it to your folder (ask Mrs. Schuchart - the library may be able to provide you with a picture already).  Write your own very general summary of the book, being careful not to give too much away.  This should be brief - 5-7 sentences. 
 
2.  Inside left:  Information about the author.  Tell a little bit about his/her career and background.  You may find something published to copy/paste (give credit) or summarize for yourself what you learn about the author.  We don't need to know everything they ever did.  If the book is part of a series, include smaller pictures of the covers of other books the series.  If they have a famous book, include a picture of the cover.  Include a small picture of the author - only one, and not bigger than 3"X 3".  You may want to Google the author's name - look for an official website.  If they have an author website, give the address.  Include citations for your sources.
 
3.  Inside right:  Share a meaningful or favorite passage from the book.  Possible ideas of what to choose include, but are not limited to, something important to the story, the first few paragraphs of the book, or even a passage you find beautifully written.  Then, in a separate paragraph, explain why you chose this passage/exerpt (what makes it meaningful or special to you). 
 
4.  Back:  Write a review of the book.  Make sure it is at least 7 sentences.  Don't just summarize the book.  Tell what you thought of the book and why.  Don't give away too much of the story - this is a teaser only!
 
You may choose to include a professional review of the book instead of OR in addition to writing your own.  You can find such reviews on Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble's website, or on NoveList (KRL website).
 
Hints:
Use an easy to read font.  Choose a size font that will best fit the space available. 
 
Lay out the parts of your project before gluing!  You might decide to trim down the size of your folder, depending on how much space you need to use.
 
The library will laminate the book folder once it is finished.
 

Last Modified on March 3, 2016



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