This printable has three options for book reports that work with any mystery chapter book. They use the multiple intelligences and Visible Thinking routines.
-Detective File, focusing on questioning/wondering and summarizing skills.
-Mystery Movie, drawing upon visual/spatial intelligence and retelling skills.
-Mysterious Viewpoints, utilizing the Visible Thinking routine of Circle of Viewpoints, where readers analyze a story from a variety of perspectives.
In my classroom, I require a book report every month. My students must read a book in a predetermined genre and report on their comprehension. I pass out this printable early in the month and establish a due date towards the end of the month, which students record at the top of the printable.