Book Report (Fiction)


ELAR-Grade-7 Literary Genres Book Report (Fiction)
Students learn the elements of writing a book report. Then, they choose a book to read and explain why they chose it. Next, they read the book and write their book report. Finally, they rate the book and create a new cover for it.

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Overview

In this experience, students learn the elements of writing a book report. Then, they choose a book to read and explain why they chose it. Next, they read the book and write their book report. Finally, they rate the book and create a new cover for it.

Note that there is a complementary experience in the Non-Fiction Texts unit. Either experience can be used multiple times throughout the school year for students to submit a book report via Exploros.

Objectives

  • Choose a fiction book and read it.
  • Write a book report for the book.

Duration

Assign the experience for the duration of the time period that students have from selecting a book to completing reading and writing the book report.


In school, sometimes you will be assigned to write a book report. A book report is an essay about a book you have read. You report on what you liked or disliked about the book. In this experience, you will learn how to write a book report and then you will write one for a fiction book.

Objectives

  • Choose a fiction book and read it.
  • Write a book report for the book.


student holding a pile of books and reading the top one

Suppose you have just finished reading a fiction book, a novel. You loved the story that the author invented. You fell in love with the characters and the setting, the time and place where it happened. 


What would you tell your friends about the book to make them want to read it?

Post your answer

Review your classmates’ posts and respond to at least two of them with a question or a positive comment.


Briefly discuss a few interesting student responses. They are likely to offer some valid ideas, such as, “I’d say what the book is about,” and “I’d say why I liked the book.” Tell students that in this experience, they will take those ideas and express them fully in a detailed report on a book.


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