This is the rubric I use to grade "Book Talks" in my class. I've used these with 3rd through 8th grade. There are five components:
*good speaking voice and connection with audience
*having the book with you as a visual aid
*having an additional visual aid
*sharing a passage with the audience
The "Book Talk" is on a book that a child loves and wants to recommend to peers. It is not a traditional book report. I got the idea for this type of report from Nancie Atwell's book, In the Middle.