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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How can you draw on the interests and strengths of all students in the classroom? By allowing those with ADHD to choose from a menu of projects related to a book they have read.

Let ADD/ADHD Students Act Out the Book:

Act out a phone conversation between two or more characters in the book.

Perform an original song related to the story.

Be a TV interviewer, and audio- or videotape an interview with a character in the book.

Play a prosecuting attorney. Put one of the characters on trial for a crime. Prepare your case, giving your arguments and supporting them with facts.

Next: Creative Book Reports ADHD Students Can Write, Draw, or Design

This article appears in the Spring 2010 issue of ADDitude.

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

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