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  • 1. READ THE INSTRUCTIONS AND COMPLETE THE ACTIVITIES IN YOUR READING BOOK. MAKE SURE YOU TITLE EACH ACTIVITY. Chapter Book Activities
  • 2. Character Biography
    • Middle or End
    • Write a biography of the main character in the book. It should be at least 2-3 paragraphs long. Make sure you describe the person in detail, including what their personality is and what they look like. Use the evidence from the text to prove your statements.
  • 3. Book Report
    • End
    • Write a book report about your chapter book. Include the following sub-headings:
    • Title
    • Main characters (with descriptions)
    • Settings
    • Summary
    • Review (did you like the book or not and why)
  • 4. Comprehension Questions
    • Middle or End
    • You must create 4 good comprehension questions for your chapter book. They should be questions that require an explanation for an answer.
    • Then, you must answer these questions in detail, using evidence from the text.
  • 5. Letters
    • Middle or End
    • You need to write two letters. Each letter should be from the POV of a different character. In other words, you should pretend you are each character.
    • Each letter must refer to events or characters in the book, so you can show your understanding of the book.
    • The letter can be written to another character or to someone else entirely.
  • 6. Finishing the Statements
    • END
    • Complete any three of the following statements with a minimum of three additional sentences each, reacting to what you have read.
    •  
      • If I were in this story, I would/wouldn't have...
      • I really admire the character of __________ because...
      • I realized...
      • I can't really understand...
      • I did/didn't like the way...
      • The character of _________ reminds me of myself when...
      • I know the feeling of ...
      • I began to think of...
      • The biggest thing that the character of ________ learned in this story was...
      • The most important lesson that I, the reader, learned in this story was...
  • 7. Shopping
    • End
    • If you had to buy something for three of the characters in your book, what would they be and why? Make sure you include a detailed explanation, using evidence from the text.
  • 8. Fictional Friend
    • Middle or End
    • Who of all the characters would you want for a friend? Why? What would you do or talk about together? Explain fully. Make sure you include a lot of detail as well as evidence for your reasons from the text.
  • 9. Author Article
    • End
    • Pretend you are the author of the novel. Write an article for a magazine, outlining the story and telling why you wrote it. Give your article an interesting headline and include some drawings.
  • 10. Character Diary
    • Middle or End
    • Choose a character and write a personal diary for them, using the events that happened to him/her in the book.
    • You need to write 2 or 3 separate diary entries.
  • 11. Character Interview
    • Middle or End
    • Choose a character. Write a set of questions that could be used to interview the person. Make them open-ended. In other words, write them so that the character’s answer is an explanation.
    • After that, you must pretend you’re the character and answer the questions in detail.
  • 12. What I Think of You!
    • Middle or End
    • Pretend you are a character in the novel and describe the other characters in the novel and what you think of each of them. Make sure you explain why, in detail.
    • You should be describing at least 4 other characters.
  • 13. Relationships
    • Choose one pair of characters from your story. Explain each answer fully.
    • 1. What are these characters likely to do together?
    • 2. What are these characters likely to say to one another?
    • 3. What are these characters likely to think about each other?
    • 4. What is responsible for the type of relationship they have with one another?
    • 5. Does their relationship undergo any kind of change in the course of the story?
    • 6. Is the relationship likely to change in the future?
    • 7. Is their relationship a “good” or “bad” one?
  • 14.