My favorite part of the year is when I sit back and allow my students to present their Independent Book Projects. This year, they spent six weeks reading a novel or non-fiction book about WWI. A popular option was a “book trailer” where students create a teaser that will motivate others to read their book. Other students did traditional models, powerpoints, essays, and one even contributed an epic poem about Johnny Got His Gun. Never underestimate your students’ creativity.