Book Report Alternative: Rewind the Plot!

Although summarizing the plot is an important component of a book report, it does not lend itself to student creativity.  By mimicking popular websites that relate the plot of movies, television shows, and real life events in reverse, students have the opportunity to review the plot in a more creative and challenging fashion.  Using a snowclone (a verbal formula that is changed for reuse), students complete the phrase “If you read ____ backwards, it’s about ____” to comment on the plots of novels.