As teachers, we know the importance of adding novel and interesting twists to some of the traditional projects that our students complete. The term “Book Report” has developed a lackluster connotation, at best. However, book reports can be a great way to engage your students in critical and creative thinking, especially with this “little” twist!
“Mint Tin Book Reports” are a perfect project that you can easily incorporate into your instruction. I love that these are SO open-ended: students can include chapter summaries, character analyses, or a story plot (which is pictured below). You can also download a free template I made for this project below.
You’ll need one of these common mint tins (about 3.5 by 2.25 inches) for each of your students. You might want to send out an email to your fellow teachers and your students’ parents for donations of their empty tins:-)