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What are some reading fair projects?

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Creating storyboard displays and dressing up as characters from books make engaging reading fair projects for elementary school children. Older children may wish to create a diorama or organize a story hour for younger students.

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A storyboard includes information on the book's author and title, along with a plot summary and the student's review. Students can present the information on a tri-fold board and decorate it as creatively as they can. When the storyboards are on display at the fair, students can discuss their opinions with other visitors.

A diorama adds figurines and other objects to the basic storyboard. Children may enjoy recreating a scene from the book using clay figurines or cardboard and paper landscapes. Students should check any competition rules before building a diorama.

Younger children may enjoy dressing up as characters from a book and acting out scenes, or asking visitors at the fair to guess which book they are from.

A story hour sees a group of older students taking turns to read stories to younger students. This can be a special event at the book fair, with refreshments served in a designated seating area. Younger children may wish to join in with actions or songs.

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