Book Report Worksheets
Book reports have been around for just about ever. They are a literary way of summarizing and evaluating a work of fiction or nonfiction. Teachers have used these for years to gauge an understanding as to whether or not students have read; as well as if they understood the book that they were assigned or chose on their own. They explore the main idea, conflict, and arguments that are raised by the author. This are often used to gauge the work for a potential audience. The worksheets that you will see below will help you focus your thoughts or bring to closer the summation of a book report. These are done frequently in most middle school English classes. The typical length that is expected usually ranges anywhere from 200 to 600 words.
Fiction Book Report
- A two-page worksheet to help you sum up all your thoughts on a work of fiction.
All Boxed Up - These
are great to do in class with kids. We explore all the main aspects of a body of work.
Write a Book Review
- Your standard boiler plate format that all teachers assign. Many readers decide what books to buy and read based on book reviews.
Names To Remember -
Who were the characters that made the story move? Examine all the key pivots in the work.
Standard Book Report
- If you had to choose a slightly different format than the standard
boiler plate, this is your guy.
Fictional Book Roundup
- I really like this one. It helps you adjust to the flow of the
story. It makes the work look like a moving part.
Sum It Up -
If you could tell everyone all about the work in 3 sentences, this
will help you get there.
What's Up With It?
- This helps you identify key moments and movements in the story. Can you sum up the work in one sentence?
Book Report Package
- This diagrams for you how to do a full on in-depth book story. On the last page, draw conclusions and express an opinion about
Plot - What are
the events and sequences that truly sum up the story? We focus on how it starts and leads to a conclusion.
Setting - Where
does in take place? How does that contribute to develop the theme?
- Who are the main and supporting characters of the story? We examine their level of importance to the story.
Theme - Most
students often get this confused with plot. We look at the relationships that are formed.
- Did the story move you? This one gives you the floor to speak your mind.
About This Book
- Identify the internal and external conflicts of the characters. A nice way to look at the root causes for the story.
Book Report Organizer
- Yes, a graphic organizer with purpose. Use the organizer below to jot notes about the different
things you will need to include in your body of work.
My Book Report
- Not YOURS, MY Report! Craft one very fantastic sentence that says it all.
Super Story Report
- If you enjoyed the story, convey it with this worksheet. A nice way to highlight all the main people and points.
How Do You Write A Book Report?
There are several steps that are fundamental to preparing a solid report on any work. Always remember to take notes as you are reading the work. Pay special attention to all of the characters and their actions. Make note of the setting of the work and any key events or confrontations with in the scene itself. Always look for symbols that are often used in works of fiction. I always try to identify several aspects of any work. My focus is always on assessing the conflict and the outcome and also note which characters are on which side of the conflict. If you can find any direct quotes, from the work, that provide some evidence of these, it gets easier.
After you have all your notes set, begin actually piecing your book report together. Start by writing a solid introduction paragraph. You should be sure to include any relevant information (title, author, date) that would help the reader locate the book at the library or at a store.
In the body paragraph you should start by providing a three set summation. I like to review the beginning, middle (conflict identification), and ending (conflict resolution). I usually end off the body of my book reports by talking about the morale (if any) the author was trying to get through to his/her readers.
In the final statement (conclusion) I always provide my opinion of the work. Was it worth the time you spent reading it. One thing to remember, for sure, is that you are never obligated to recommend a book. Like all forms of art, some things click for some people and not others. Teachers appreciate your honest opinion, as long as you can support your argument.
What is the difference between a report and a review? You can often get away with writing a review without the complete work in hand. This often leads to a review missing some aspect of the work that the writer was attempting to portray. This why I see a review as loose held account of the work. They often miss themes and definitely miss a ton of contextual information. They can be helpful for understanding the genre of a work and find commonalities to other works. You will never get the true essence of a work through a review. They often include the opinions and biases of the reviewer. If you are reviewing an activity that you do not enjoy, your review will reflect that opinion.