Great graphic organizer that can be used for the report itself!
I've included directions that my kids are following for their next in class book report. They must choose a book in advance and have it approved, then complete the reading and note taking at home. However, the writing portion will be done in class. It's a shame that too many of the parents complete the work for the children, and the children are the ones who aren't learning. Therefore, all I do are in class book reports and I really believe they are great in class activities that you can tie into any lesson/unit.
This is common core based, having kids write off informational texts and being able to extract main ideas, events, and intricate pieces of information found in a nonfiction text.