Firing UP Brains ~ Some HEAT Ideas

Skim some of the ideas below - add your own for others to consider as well. Even if these are not in your content area, they may inspire ideas for you to consider re-purposing.

iStock_000002035130XSmall.jpgThinking OUTSIDE the Book Report!

  • Make a CD/Soundtrack for the movie with an explanation for each song choice
  • Create a 30-second movie commercial/trailer podcast
  • Make a PowerPoint presentation
  • Why this should be a movie
  • Summary
  • TV series idea
  • Abridged version of the book
  • Design a room that a character would have
  • Make a new book cover with a “write-up” and short pitch on why this should be the new cover
  • Turn the book into a short play
  • Create a fan blog
  • Design a Movie Poster
  • Write a letter to the head of a production company convincing them to make a movie
  • Write a letter to the “Fan Club” of the book
  • Create an “Interview with the Author”
  • Be a Talk Show Host interviewing the author
  • Rewrite the story using a new setting
  • Tell the story through a different character
  • Dress up like the character and retell the story
  • Write a summary from that character’s point-of-view
  • Be a Costume Designer for the movie version
  • Be the Set Designer for the movie version
  • Create a Graphic Novel version of the book
  • Create your own summary of what you think the sequel should be
  • Create a rap/song summary
  • Create the TV Show theme song
  • Illustrate the book
  • Make a documentary
  • Be a newscaster reporting the story
  • Make an audition video fora part in the movie
  • Record a voice-over
  • Describe the conflict/problem as a sport’s play
  • Create a Jeopardy game based on the book
  • Cast the movie/TV show
  • Link a real social/societal problem that relates to the story
  • Create a theme list and include books that fit into the theme
  • Create a photo album based on the book
  • Create a magazine based on the book
  • Write an advice column for the characters
  • Be the author’s editor– change one part to make the book better
  • Re-write it as a children’s book

Ideas for Having HEAT Tasks NOT Book Report