When students evaluate their book report projects, they color in the faces on their grading rubric worksheets. When a teacher evaluates the projects, the teacher circles the small numbers inside each box on the printable worksheets. I believe that the writing process is important and that teachers should use process writing whenever possible. For this reason, my students never begin their book report projects by writing on their final draft cheeseburger templates, instead they write on first draft worksheets.
Next, my students edit and revise their written work on their own, with a partner, or in individual writing conferences with me. This cheeseburger reading activity is designed so that each layer of the cheeseburger is a layer of information about the book. The layers of this book report project include:. This set of teaching resources contains two printable worksheets for students to write their first drafts on.
On my first draft worksheets, I have designed the writing line spaces to match the spaces allotted on the final draft cheeseburger book report templates. First Draft Worksheet 1: Students write the title, author, and genre of the book. This information is written in the top bun of the cheeseburger. Students write about the setting of the book in the onion template and they describe the main character in the lettuce template.
First Draft Worksheet 2: Students write about the plot of the book in the tomato template and the conclusion in the cheese template. Finally, students write about their favorite part of the book in the meat template. This book report project contains 4 templates that are assembled together to form the shape of a layered cheeseburger. When I am first introducing my students to a new book report project, I believe that it is important for them to have a visual example of what a completed project looks like.
I always complete an example of this cheeseburger book report project before I introduce this assignment to my students. Before my students begin writing their first drafts, I show them my finished cheeseburger project. This visual example immediately grabs my students' attention and they are excited to start working on this project from the very beginning.
I have found that my students are engaged and use their best effort as they go through the steps of the writing process and complete this fun book report project. My students also enjoy hearing about the book that I chose to do my book report project on.
This is also a wonderful opportunity to share a book that I would like to encourage my students to read. To save you time in coloring your example that you show to your students, I have included color cheeseburger templates in this teaching resources set.
I display my finished cheeseburger book report at the front of my classroom so that students can refer to it as they are completing their own cheeseburger projects. I know that it takes teachers a lot of time to design and assemble their classroom bulletin board displays. Many teachers spend their valuable time cutting out large display letters or making a banner at home on their own computers. In order to help save you time in assembling a bulletin board display featuring your students' cheeseburger book report projects, I have designed a 5 page banner that is included for free in this set of teaching resources.
If you have access to a laminating machine, I recommend that you laminate your banner so that it will be more durable and you can use it again in the future. Above : This is a picture of my students in front of their cheeseburger book report projects. It is often difficult to get students excited about completing writing assignments about a book that they have just finished reading, but as you can see, my students are enthusiastic about this fun book report project! You will be able to design a colorful and dynamic classroom bulletin board display using your students' finished cheeseburger projects.
These cheeseburger graphic organizers are a unique and fun way to get your students excited about completing a writing assignment about the books that they have read. The writing responses that are required of your students will make them think and write about the main elements of their books in a challenging and engaging way. In addition, this book report set includes cheeseburger themed accent pieces to help you in decorating your bulletin board display. This is one of the first book report projects that I designed for my students and it has been one of my students' favorite projects of the entire school year.
They have thought that this reading assignment was yummy! I hope that your students enjoy completing this project too! Go to Top of Page. Click on the navigation bar above , or on the orange links below , to view the pages and resources on this website. Home Page. Monthly Creative Writing Prompts. Thank you for visiting my website. Please be sure to check out the other pages on Unique Teaching Resources for a large variety of fun lesson plans that will engage your students in learning and save you valuable time.
HOME 1. Book Report Projects 2. Powerpoint 5. Awards 6. Sticker Charts 7. Secure payment method through Paypal. Use your credit card or Paypal account. Save and reuse the resource forever. My daughter is completely obsessed with it, and re-ignites the passion I too had for the book as a child. The idea that the villagers can make and bake a huge loaf of bread, slice it and turn it into a giant jam sandwich to come down on the wasps - kersplat - is hilarious to children.
It seems to incorporate so many of the things they love, making messy splodges and splodge-like sounds while telling the story, the silly-ness of it and the wasps getting their comeuppance in the end! This is a fabulous rhyming story, which I would recommend for children , and am not embarrassed to say I now know by heart! Jun 30, J rated it really liked it Shelves: z-format-digital , children-fiction. Another childhood classic that sticks with you even long after you have read this book.
Children who are learning to read will enjoy this book and watching the means to making such big food for such a witty trap. The illustrations were intriguing mostly in their own right since the people presented were given in such weird facial shapes that it was easy to follow along with the different members of the town.
And the wasps? They were fun to track all over the page, especially where they seem to Another childhood classic that sticks with you even long after you have read this book. They were fun to track all over the page, especially where they seem to be sitting in on the meeting to catch them although it didn't do them so good.
This book can be truly enjoyed with a nice jelly sandwich just not over the pages please or if you are still into baking maybe reading to your child before going into the kitchen to duplicate the results of baking a loaf of bread then smearing it with jelly and butter.
Jul 28, Linda rated it it was amazing Shelves: children-s-fiction , nature , humorous-moments. Welcome to Itching Down. The citizens have a problem: little wasps swarm everywhere. So the people decide to build a sandwich that will rid these bugs from their hair. The loaf of bread is huge. The jam is sticky and sweet. The insects saw a banquet and landed on it with their feet.
And splat! Three survived and took off for who-knows-where, but the people no longer care. So welcome to Itching Down. A now very happy town. Oct 03, Nazhath rated it it was amazing. They cause havoc and cause misery to the villagers. However, Bap the baker comes up with a wacky idea, of constructing a jam sandwich to lure and trap the naughty nuisances in.
But this can only be done with the help of all the villagers to create the biggest jam sandwich, which they all agree to. Bap the baker orders the making of the bread and Farmer Seed allows his field to be used as the trap. All their hard effort is paid off when the sandwich traps the pesky wasps. The villagers celebrate their success and Itching Down finally becomes a wasp free town again. This book is an entertaining read with detailed illustrations, extensive vocabulary and rhyming couplets, useful for upper KS1 and lower KS2 children, who will appreciate the colourful images, rhythmic pattern and creative narrative.
Children can read this for guided reading and answer comprehensive questions on how the villagers felt, what the rhyming words were and what ingredients were used to make the sandwich. Lower KS2 pupils could also write a poem about food or even write a sequel to the book and upper KS1 pupils could draw their own sandwich or write a song about the jam sandwich.
Shelves: alreadyread-childrensbooks. This is seriously one of the best books ever. I read it while I was visiting the Museum of Play with Rup in Rochester, and the title caught my eye. It's a picture book that tells the story of a bunch of townspeople who have a problem with something like four million wasps, and one brilliant person has the idea of producing a giant jam sandwich to trap all the wasps.
Could there possibly be a better idea for a book???? I don't think so. May 06, Skye Kilaen rated it really liked it Shelves: fave-kids-picture-books. The town of Itching Down has a problem. It's been invaded by wasps. After a community meeting, it's decided the ONLY logical way to handle this is to make a giant jam sandwich to trap the wasps.
Strangely, I have not tried this at our house though wasps love to build nests on our front porch , but the book is extremely funny, especially the various characters and the creative problem-solving the town has to use to make their project a reality. Fans of British humor should pick this one up. View 1 comment. Feb 26, Andy rated it it was amazing.
I loved looking at the detailed illustrations and finding all of the villagers at work and play. May 19, Mandi rated it it was amazing. I loved this book as a child! First sentence: One hot summer in Itching Down, Four million wasps flew into town. Would you? This classic picture book is told in rhyme. It is so much fun. I love the rhythm and rhyme of it. From cover to cover it just works. Not all books written in rhyme do work. Some seem to struggle a bit here and there.
This one is practically perfect in every way. Quotes: A truck drew up and dumped out butter, And they spread it out with a flap and a flutter. Spoons and spades! Slap and slam! And they did the same with the strawberry jam. Suddenly the sky was humming! All four million wasps were coming! They smelled that jam, they dived and struck! And they ate so much that they all got stuck.
Original audience born circa to Text: 5 out of 5 Illustrations: 4 out of 5 Total: 9 out of Jul 09, Gabrielle Sandford-Marshall rated it it was amazing. Jam Sandwiches and instructional writing. A funny story with illustrations - ideal for KS1. Aug 14, Emily rated it it was amazing Shelves: childrens-picture-books , stories-in-rhyme. Charming illustrations and story by John Vernon Lord, about a town that vanquishes a plague of wasps, with a giant jam sandwich.
The verses are by Janet Burroway and they are fun to read. Shelves: children-s. Believe it or not, I'd never read this book before today. I've known of it, I could tell you the author, but I've not ever sat down or even stood at the shelf and read it cover to cover.
It doesn't even have that many pages! Well, I've read it now, and I'm borrowing a copy from the library to read to my grandchildren. They will have lots of fun looking at all the characters in the village, and they will enjoy the story. Nov 08, Connie rated it really liked it. There's not much to say that hasn't been said. A zillion and a half wasps invade the town of Itching Downs really, with a name like that, what do you expect? So it's not a waspish sort of town, the wopsies clearly think it is!
You didn't see that one coming, did yo There's not much to say that hasn't been said. You didn't see that one coming, did you? Most people would have made many many regular jam sandwiches and have been done in half the time, but no, these people think big. No more wasps. No more problems. Well, I guess the wasps figure there's a problem, but this isn't there book, now is it?
Love the rhymes. Not too thrilled with the artwork, but I can overlook it. Aug 05, Shelley rated it really liked it. If I had to choose on of my favorite books growing up, this one would be in the top 5. I remember pulling it off the shelf and noticing the edges were a little worn and the spine was a little loose. This is a great story about all the people pulling together to make a GIANT jam sandwich to trap the nasty wasps that were terrorizing them.
They could not fix the problem one man alone but together, they were able to bake a huge loaf of bread. Together they were able to churn a massive amount of but If I had to choose on of my favorite books growing up, this one would be in the top 5. Together they were able to churn a massive amount of butter.
Together they made vast quantities of jam. They trapped the wasps and together they hauled the sandwich out to sea with helicopters and balloons and airplanes and everything else. This book show kids that working together accomplishes bigger things than trying to go it alone. Great book for all kids. The Giant Jam Sandwich Feb 13, Jennifer rated it it was amazing Shelves: childrens-books.
Apparently this book has been around longer than I have, but it took me this long to find it! This is a terrific childrens book! It was enjoyable for me, at least as much as it was for my kids when we read it together maybe more!
The rhyming couplets are fantastic, the meter is perfect and the words trip right off your tongue when read aloud. The images an Apparently this book has been around longer than I have, but it took me this long to find it! The images and verse are clever and amusing. We had fun examining all the details in the pictures and imagining what might happen next.
Although the story is preposterous, the book really captures the wonder and dashing hyperbole of 6 or so year olds with great fervor - this book definitely made me feel like a kid again! Apr 27, Shayla rated it liked it Shelves: eng , engannotated. This book is about a town who was infested by four million wasps, who were quite a nuisance. So they made a huge loaf of bread, and they cut a slice, put jelly on it, and as soon as the wasps were all stuck in the jelly, they put a slice of bread on top.
They fixed the problem. This book was great! The pictures look a little old, but the story is cute. All the townspeople look a little crazy, but they were smart when they came up with their excellent plan. The text fits perfectly with the pictur This book is about a town who was infested by four million wasps, who were quite a nuisance. The text fits perfectly with the pictures. And the pictures accurately depict what is going on.
This is a book that I would use for a bedtime story. It shows an excellent solution to an almost unsolvable problem. It teaches children how to think outside of their boxes, like the towns people did. Jan 03, Tracy rated it really liked it Shelves: children-s. How will they make a sandwich big enough?
Will it work? What will happen to the sandwich after they catch the wasps? I actually learned a new vocabulary word from this book. It was a good opportunity to teach Mackenzie how to use the context and the pictures to figure out a word we didn't know.
Plua a good discussion of how to look words up in a dictionary. The word was "pate" which is the "An oldie but a goodie. The word was "pate" which is the crown or the top of the head. The wasps bit a man on his fat bald pate. Hence the context clues I love teachery moments like that! Mar 22, Dolly rated it really liked it Recommends it for: parents reading with their children. Shelves: childrens , favorites , I remember this book so completely vividly from my childhood. I have no idea how many times I read it, but it must've been several, since the images are so ingrained in my head.
I had forgotten about this book and when I discovered it on the shelf at the "Kids for All Seasons" camp at the Four Seasons resort at Manele Bay on Lana'i, I was soooo excited to read it to our girls. Just a simple, fantastic story about a sandwich solution to a large pest problem. But indeed, I felt like I was sharing I remember this book so completely vividly from my childhood.
But indeed, I felt like I was sharing a bit of my childhood with them and it was great! I see this on the shelves and my childhood launches itself at me. I loved this story. I still love this story. It has the logic of a child and so it makes utter complete sense. Still makes me a bit peckish tho Both boys loved it - laughed and puzzled about the logistics through the whole thing.
Still perfectly logical to them.