Book Reports for 7 Book Genres + Project Ideas for Fiction and Nonfiction Texts

Rachel Lynette
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Grade Levels
3rd - 6th, Homeschool
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33 pages
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Description

Writing a book report, no matter the book genre, has never been easier with these no-prep guided reports make it easy for students to show their understanding of the text!

Whether your students are reading historical fiction, mystery, science fiction, fantasy, realistic fiction, informational, or biography, this resource is amazing!

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

✍️ PRINT:

  • Each of the 7 genres includes:
    • A pre-reading worksheet.
    • A 2-page guided book report specific to the genre.
    • A choice board of 4 different creative book projects for students to choose from.
  • A Book Report and Project Tracking Sheet.
  • A Book Project Organizer.
  • An optional report page 3, which can be added to any of the reports.
  • Half-page project grading rubrics (1 rubric for all the projects).

DIGITAL:

  • Easel Activity

DIFFERENTIATION OPTIONS:

  • Digital or Print

Great for 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th grade! 

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NOTE: This resource uses American English and is not editable. 

Suggestions for Use:

  • Most teachers use this resource throughout the year, assigning one genre every month or so.
  • You may want to dedicate a folder or notebook section to these projects, since there are several papers to track over a span of time.
  • For younger students, consider filling in the due dates on the Tracking Sheet before printing. Writing the dates in themselves will help to reinforce them for older students.
  • Differentiate by requiring struggling students to only complete the report or the project. Add the third report page for students who need an extra challenge. You could also require a more detailed and thorough project.
  • Allowing time for students to share their projects with the class is a great way to reinforce their hard work. However, if time does not allow, you could split your class into small groups and have your students share with their groups. Invite parents to watch presentations so that there will be several adults.

Teacher Tip

Here’s what teachers are saying:

✏️ "This was a very in-depth set of book reports. My students each read a book about the American Revolution. They were able to choose historical fiction or nonfiction. Most were historical fiction or biography, so that was what I printed. However, as we were deciding which copy everyone needed, one student said, "Wait, my book isn't biography or historical fiction. What report do I get?" She had chosen What Was the Boston Tea Party?, and I was quickly able to pull out a report that fit her book (Informational Book). It was perfect! It also showed where a few weaknesses were in my teaching, so I plan to use these more often to help students get used to writing more details about their books. Thank you for the resource!" -Amy H.

✏️ "I used this in the resource room setting with my 8th grade students. The school librarian setup a variety of low readability, high-interest books for my students in the genres of historical fiction and biography. Students were able to peruse the different books before selecting one. Once they chose their books, I provided each student with a packet for their book projects. The students enjoyed being able to choose something they were interested in. For my ELL student, I allowed him to choose a book of interest to him outside of the other genres because he became fascinated by a book about dinosaurs that he saw on a shelf. He completed an informational book report with guided support. Overall, the students learned a lot and I was very pleased with the reports and projects they completed. I even went one step further and had them present either in-person or via flipgrid." -Shana H.

✏️ "I always appreciate your products, Rachel, and this was no exception! Thank you for the variety of genre report options here. This was easy to use and engaging for my students. Many students paired up to read books they had chosen in common, and they liked the independence of these reports." -Kim B.

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Common Core Standards:

  • CCSSRL.3.1 - Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
  • CCSSRL.3.3 - Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
  • CCSSRL.3.6 - Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.
  • CCSSRL.3.10 - By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
  • CCSSRL.4.1 - Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
  • CCSSRL.4.2 - Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
  • CCSSRL.4.3 - Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).
  • CCSSRL.4.10 - By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, in the grades 4–5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
  • CCSSRL.5.1 - Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
  • CCSSRL.5.10 - By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 4–5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
  • CCSSRL.6.10 - By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6–8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

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About the Author

Rachel Lynette is a published author of over 120 nonfiction books for children on a variety of subjects, as well as several teacher resource books. She has written for publishers such as Harcourt, Thompson-Gale, Rosen, Children’s Press, Evan-Moor, Kagan, and several others. This resource reflects more than a decade of professional writing experience.

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This resource was created by Rachel Lynette and Cassi Noack for Minds in Bloom INC., all rights reserved. It may be used by the original purchaser for single class use only. Teachers may distribute this product in email, through google classroom or over the Internet to their students (and parents) as long as the site is password protected. In other words, you may distribute it to your own students, but may not put it on the Internet where it could be publicly found and downloaded. 

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This product is happily brought to you by Rachel Lynette and Cassi Noack of Minds in Bloom

SKU: 131691

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33 pages
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

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