Research and write biographical text to create a literacy-themed book bin using an author study biography report template.
Looking for Book Report Ideas? Maybe an Author Study Project?
We’ve got a fun and useful template if you are! If your students are needing new book bins, and you’d like for them to be personalized, this is the resource you need. This template is designed for your students to use as a research project, art project, and classroom book holder all in one!
Using a standard cardboard book bin (or cereal box if you’re thrifty), your students can use these templates to create a biographical author study wrap for their personal book bin using their favorite author and book information. We’ve included pieces for all four sides, along with print and cut directions for your students to use to assemble their project.
Personalized Learning Materials Encourage Engagement
Personalizing classroom materials can help kids take ownership of their learning environment in several ways. When students can customize or decorate their learning materials, it can make them feel more invested in their education and more connected to their learning environment. Personalizing classroom materials can also help kids feel more comfortable and confident in the classroom, as they are able to express themselves and their interests through their work.
Here are a few ways that personalizing classroom materials can help kids take ownership of their learning environment:
- It allows students to express their individuality: By allowing students to personalize their materials, teachers can help students feel like their unique personalities and interests are valued in the classroom.
- It encourages engagement and motivation: When students can customize their materials, they may be more likely to pay attention and be motivated to learn, as they have a personal stake in the content.
- It promotes a sense of ownership: When students can customize their materials, they may feel more ownership over their learning and be more motivated to take care of their materials.
- It helps build a sense of community: Personalizing classroom materials can help students feel like they are part of a community of learners, as they can share their interests and personalize their materials together.
Overall, personalizing classroom materials can help kids feel more connected to their learning environment and more motivated to engage with the content. Hence, we’ve created an awesome template to help your learners personalize their cardboard book bins!
Build Your Author Study and Book Report on a Cereal Box!
This resource is available in printable PDF format and an editable Google Slides version if you want to modify line spacing, etc. Use the dropdown arrow on the download button to select the file you prefer.
This book bin project template is the perfect Read Across America project or beginning-of-year activity. Print the templates, hand out materials, and you are ready to get crafting on your very special book bins.
This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and Teach Starter Collaborator.
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