My grade 3 son has been reading, a lot! We go to the library every week and he is reading at least one chapter book every few days. I can hardly keep up! He is going through them so fast that I decided I wanted him to start doing book reports. The goal here is to not only to teach some organized writing but to help him slow down and savor the story at the same time. When I sat down and started showing him what he needed to include in his report, he got very overwhelmed. He needed help organizing all the information in one spot. We spent two days writing the report. The first day he filled in all the blanks, not worrying about spelling/structure/neatness. The second day we put it into a good copy together. It made all the difference and I wanted to share our little printable with you! Take a minute to pin this for your friends! Because we can ALL use a little help when it comes to teaching writing to our children.
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This is a four page printable. The first two pages are the book report planning sheets. They have questions and prompts to help your child plan out all the information they need for their report. The next two pages are for the actual book report good copy. You can use those or not, it’s totally up to you! But I wanted to include it in there just in case. I made sure to put a place for the name and date at the top so you can use it even for a school assignment.
IF you are planning ahead and using this book report planner for some day down the road, try to remind your child to choose their favorite quote as they are reading. They can highlight it or mark it with a post-it note. This will help them learn how to appropriately use a quotation reference within their report while helping them pay a bit closer attention as they are reading. If your child is younger or you are using this after they have read the book, you can just scratch that out.
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Your next book report made easy!
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