Creative Alternatives to Book Reports for ADHD Students

Students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) may have more trouble with traditional book report school assignments than their non-ADD peers. Here are seven creative projects to test how well they understand a book.

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Let Them Draw, Design, or Write Out Scenes from the Book

Draw a map or diagram of the story’s setting.

Design a poster advertising the book.

Create a book with pictures or symbols on one side and a list of important events or a summary on the other.

Create a picture postcard of the setting. On the back, write to a friend as if you were the main character in the book, and describe the setting and events happening there.

Make a T-shirt for your main character that represents attributes of the character’s personality.

Write a letter to a friend, telling her or him about the most exciting parts of the book.

Develop a new ending or a sequel.

Write a letter to the main character, suggesting what might have happened if he had acted differently.

Design a book jacket.

Next: How ADHD Students Can Turn a Book Report into a Puzzle, Game, or Scrapbook

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