Home » Writing

Find out How to Write a Book Report

Jul 17, 2008
So you have to write a book report, but the guidelines given you are not clear enough or, the instructions are there, you are just a little fuzzy on how to put a complete book report together. Do not freak out yet. There are books, websites, and helpful teachers to help you complete the process. Here are a few ideas:

Books on Writing Book Reports

How to Write Terrific Book Reports, by Elizabeth James is a Student Survival Guide, this book offers a definition/description of a book report, a chapter on how to choose a book to read, a chapter on using the library, and many more chapters on how to read the book, how to get organized, writing drafts, and even doing oral reports.

How to Write Book Reports, by Dawn B. Sova and Harry Teitelbaum is a step-by-step book on writing reports, knowing the difference between reports and reviews, qualifications of reviewers, note-taking for reports, and many more easy to follow guidelines.

Website pages on Writing Book Reports

Bookadventure.com is a reading motivation program for students k-8. Separated into categories for parents, for kids, and for teachers. Includes book lists, sample quizzes, and a prize zone!

TeenInk.com is a full site for teens, where in one section they have book reviews written by teens for teens. A site especially good for models, or sample of book reports.

Kidsread.com features an author section, a book review section, lists and descriptions of book clubs, a newsletter for kids, and a search box as well as many more offerings for kids who read.

TeenInk.com is a full site for teens, where in one section they have book reviews written by teens for teens. A site especially good for models, or sample of book reports.

A Few Guidelines on Writing Book Reports, from a teacher

You might have noticed two words that must be defined, these are review and report. That is, a book review and a book report are different, even though many confuse the two. Ask your teacher for clarification if you are not sure whether the project calls for a review or a report:

A book report typically contains actual elements and characteristics of the book, the author's name, the title, genre (type or category book fits in), publication information, and what Sova and Teitelbaum call the "conditions under which the book was published" (how, why, etc.), and a summary of the book. The book report is, in essence, the factual information without any opinion.

A book report typically contains actual elements and characteristics of the book, the author's name, the title, genre (type or category book fits in), publication information, and what Sova and Teitelbaum call the "conditions under which the book was published" (how, why, etc.), and a summary of the book. The book report is, in essence, the factual information without any opinion.
About the Author
Vanessa Herremans writes articles for Email College, this article is posted on Everything Books
Rating:
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Views: 477
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories
    • Artists
    • Gambling
    • Humanities
    • Humor
    • Movies
    • Music
    • Photography
    • Tattoos
    • Television
    • Classic Cars
    • Motorcycles
    • Recreational Vehicles
    • SUVs
    • Trucks
    • Vans
    • Branding
    • Business Opportunities
    • Careers and Jobs
    • Corporate
    • Customer Service
    • Direct Mail
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Ethics
    • Financing
    • Franchising
    • Home-Based Business
    • Human Resources
    • Import and Export
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Market Research
    • Marketing and Advertising
    • Negotiation
    • Network Marketing
    • Networking
    • Organizational
    • Presentation
    • Project Management
    • Public Relations
    • Small Business
    • Strategic Planning
    • Team Building
    • Telemarketing
    • Training
    • Data Recovery
    • Databases
    • Games
    • Hardware
    • Networks
    • Operating Systems
    • Programming
    • Security
    • Software
    • Spyware and Viruses
    • Ask an Expert
    • College and University
    • Home Schooling
    • K-12
    • Languages
    • Online Education
    • Psychology
    • Accounting
    • Credit
    • Currency Trading
    • Debt Consolidation
    • Insurance
    • Investing
    • Leasing
    • Loans
    • Mortgage
    • Mutual Funds
    • Personal Finance
    • Stock Market
    • Structured Settlements
    • Taxes
    • Wealth Building
    • Coffee
    • Cooking
    • Gourmet
    • Recipes
    • Wine and Spirits
    • Acne
    • Aerobics
    • Alternative Medicine
    • Beauty
    • Cancer
    • Cosmetics
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Diseases and Conditions
    • Fitness Equipment
    • Fitness
    • Hair Loss
    • Heart Disease
    • Medicine
    • Men's Health
    • Muscle Building
    • Nutrition
    • Skin Care
    • Supplements and Vitamins
    • Weight Loss
    • Women's Health
    • Yoga
    • Arts and Crafts
    • Babies
    • Collecting
    • Elderly Care
    • Genealogy
    • Hobbies
    • Parenting
    • Pets
    • Pregnancy
    • Woodworking
    • Feng Shui
    • Gardening
    • Home Appliances
    • Home Security
    • Interior Design
    • Landscaping
    • Affiliate Programs
    • Article Marketing
    • Auctions
    • Audio
    • Banner Advertising
    • Blogging
    • Broadband
    • Domain Names
    • E-Books
    • E-Commerce
    • Email Marketing
    • Ezines and Newsletters
    • Forums
    • Internet Marketing
    • Link Popularity
    • Pay-Per-Click
    • Podcasting
    • RSS
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Security
    • Social Media
    • Spam
    • Video
    • Viral Marketing
    • Web Design
    • Web Development
    • Web Hosting
    • Copyright
    • Cyber Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • National, State, Local
    • Patents
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Trademarks
    • Buying
    • Selling
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Boating
    • Cycling
    • Extreme Sports
    • Fishing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Hockey
    • Hunting
    • Martial Arts
    • Running
    • Scuba Diving
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Dating
    • Divorce
    • Marriage
    • Weddings
    • Astrology
    • Buddhism
    • Christianity
    • Faith
    • Hinduism
    • Islam
    • Judaism
    • Meditation
    • Metaphysical
    • New Age
    • Cable and Satellite TV
    • Cell Phones
    • Communication
    • Gadgets and Gizmos
    • GPS
    • Satellite Radio
    • Video Conferencing
    • VoIP
    • Addictions
    • Coaching
    • Goal Setting
    • Motivational
    • Stress Management
    • Time Management
    • Clothing
    • Electronics
    • Fashion
    • Gifts
    • Jewelry
    • Causes and Organizations
    • Environment
    • History
    • Holidays
    • Men's Issues
    • Nature
    • Philosophy
    • Politics
    • Women's Issues
    • World Affairs
    • Air Travel
    • Camping
    • Cruises
    • Destinations
    • Outdoors