Book Report Instructions



You will read one book each quarter. The book must be at least 100 pages (of writing, not counting pictures) long. You cannot do a book report on a book which:


There will be two parts to each book report. Therefore there will be two grades for each book report. One part of the book report is a written report. The other part is an oral presentation that you will do in front of the class. Below are the instructions for each part of the report.

The Written Book Report


Your written book report may either be typed or handwritten. It can, but doesn’t need to be in a report folder.


It must include:



The Oral Book Report


An oral book report is one that you will give in front of the class. The following are things you MUST do in order to get a “C” on the book report:



To get a grade better than a “C” you will choose some creative way to present the book to your classmates. Some ideas are:


Probably the most important thing to remember is to PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!!!! Go over your presentation at least 10 times in front of a mirror. Then do your report in front of different members of your family several times and ask them for suggestions as to how you could make it better. Then take their advice and practice some more! An audience, especially one with a teacher in it, can always tell when a speaker is not prepared.


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