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 Make Puzzles, Games, and Scrapbooks

Create a literary scrapbook about a character in the book, pictures, award certificates, and report cards.

Build a board game based on the book.

Present memory basket, with items representing events or themes in the story.

A crossword puzzle using words and characters from the story.

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Adapted with permission from and How to Reach & Teach Children with ADD/ADHD, Second Edition, copyright 2005, and The ADD/ADHD Checklist, Second Edition, copyright 2008, by Sandra F. Rief.

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TAGS: For Teachers of ADHD Children, Learning Disabilities, Homework and Test Help

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