Lesson Plan

Book Report Alternative: Rewind the Plot!

Have you ever looked for a new way to teach an old concept? Scholars thinking about the rising action of a story in a whole new perspective. However, Book Report Alternative: Rewind the Plot! challenges readers and allows for much creativity. Book plots take on a new perspective as pupils review them backwards by completing the statement If you read _____, backwards, it's about_____.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Create other various stems for completing
  • Complete an example together (concept of thinking of plot together may take practice)
Classroom Considerations
  • Does not include novels/text 
  • Offers a printout for note taking about potential books to read next
  • Lists an online tool to complement the lesson
  • None