How to Write a Book Report

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Does your learner need help with knowing how to write a book report, book review or literary analysis?

In this practical and easy-to-use workbook, students learn a step-by-step strategy for how to complete each step of the book report process from reviewing the assignment and reading the book, to outlining and writing. Each incremental lesson teaches one step and contains practice examples to build skill and confidence.

Description

Does your learner need help with knowing how to write a book report, book review or literary analysis?

In this practical and easy-to-use workbook, students learn a step-by-step strategy for how to complete each step of the book report process from reviewing the assignment and reading the book, to outlining and writing. Each incremental lesson teaches one step and contains practice examples to build skill and confidence.

Students learn that a book review assignment consists of four stages:

Before Reading

In this stage students learn how to review their assignment instructions to understand the type of information they will look for as they read the book. Based on this review, students prepare their reading questions to match the requirements.

While Reading

In this stage students read the book, completing the reading questions as they progress.

After Reading

During this stage students use their notes to create the thesis statement and outline.

Writing the Report

Next, student are ready to write the report, using the paragraph-by-paragraph guide.

 

In addition to the step-by-step guide, the book also contains a reference section that explains many common literary devices, and a FAQ that covers the minor differences you need to consider if you are doing a review or a literary analysis instead of a book report; a movie, play or poem instead of a book; or non-fiction instead of fiction.

This book is designed to help all students, but it is particularly helpful for struggling or special needs students who will welcome the explicit steps which they can re-use from assignment to assignment. The incremental practice also builds confidence in a wide range of students.

Key Points:

  •  Designed for late elementary, middle and high school students, grades 5-12
  •  Teaches analyzing the book assignment, preparing to read, planning the report, as well as writing
  •  Step-by-step workbook
  •  Reusable strategies
  •  Builds skills incrementally
  •  Develops great writing
  •  Easy to teach/learn
  •  Designed for diverse learners
  •  Suitable for: writing a book report, a book review, a novel study, literary criticism, or any assignment related to a fiction or non-fiction book, movie, poem or play

Book assignments in middle and high school can vary from a short summary of the plot, to an in-depth analysis of a specific literary device. Students often struggle because they don’t understand what is expected.

Grab this book and help your learners become confident book report experts!

 

Amazon Reviews:

Just like the other books in the series, this book was an excellent guide for an academic activity that some kids, especially those on the spectrum, struggle with. It explained the process step by step, and provided many helpful tips (such as time management, how to state a claim and give supporting statements, etc) and templates for the kids to use. Highly recommended.

 

The book is extremely well set up. The pages aren’t too busy and it’s easy to find the needed information. The vocabulary has been adjusted to reach a wide audience of various ages. The guide takes the students step-by-step through the process, from beginning to end, in an organized fashion, enabling struggling students to plan out their work. There is room for the students to add their own ideas and examples in the blank space, further allowing them to follow the writing process from beginning to end. The material is exactly what we teach in Quebec for response to literature so this is a great guide. This will most definitely be useful to teachers and their students. Kudos to the author for doing an excellent job! I highly recommend this book to teachers of English Language Arts.