Literature 101

BOOK REPORT 01/10/2010

Filed under: Books — espierspectives @ 8:45 AM

Topics to Include in Your Report:

When you write your report, try to cover as many of the following topics as you can:

  • Setting: Describe the setting or settings of the book. Note where the action takes place and when. Have you ever been to a place like that? Did you like it or not? Would you like to be in a place and time like that described in the book?
  • Main Character: Write about the main character, including what they are like, what they look like, what they like to do, and so on. Does the character change, learn, or grow in the story? If so, describe how and why this happens. Would you like to be friends with this character?
  • Other Characters: List the other characters in the books and give some characteristics for each.
  • Which characters did you like/dislike?: State why you liked/disliked certain characters. Did any of the characters do things that you think are wrong, noble, risky, etc?
  • What happened at the beginning of the story?: How does the story start? Usually this is where the characters are introduced to us and the problem is stated.
  • What happened in the middle of the story?: This is usually where we find out a lot about the characters and the story becomes more exciting.
  • What happened at the end of the story?: This is usually where the main problem in the book is resolved.
  • What was the problem in the story and how was it solved?: What was the big problem in the story, how was it solved, who solved it. and why?
  • What did you learn from this story?: The best books leave the reader with a lot to think about and learn.
  • Theme/Main Idea: What was the main idea or theme of the book? Some stories have a moral (like Aesop’s fables), while others try to teach a life lesson.
  • Do you like this story?: Tell if you liked or disliked this story and why you did or didn’t like it.

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