Book Report Format


  • Grades 6, 7 and 8 Book Report Format
    Instructions:  Follow the format below for your book report.  Please type this assignment double-spaced in Times New Roman, size 14 font.

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    St. Rose of Lima

    NameDate

    Language Arts (Grade)

    Title:  (worth 2 points)  Reminder:  Titles should be italicized or underlined.

    Author:  (worth 2 points)

    Main characters:  List the main characters of the story and give a brief description.  (worth 5 points)

    *Main idea:  In your own words, tell what the story was about. (worth 5 points)

    *Setting:  Provide the time (historical period, time of day, year, etc. )  and place (geographical location) this book took place in.  Provide at least one quotation from the book that proves the setting.  (worth 10 points)

    *Conflict:  In your own words, state the main conflict (one central struggle that makes the plot move) of the story.  Provide at least one quotation from the book that supports the conflict.  *State the type of conflict:  man vs. man; man vs. circumstance; man vs. society; man vs. nature; man vs. himself/herself.*  (worth 11 points)

    *Climax:  In your own words, state the climax (the highest point of interest and the turning point of the story that answers whether the conflict will be resolved or not) of the story.  Provide at least one quotation from the book that supports the climax.  (worth 10 points)

    *Resolution:  In your own words, state the resolution (the final outcome) of the story.  Provide at least one quotation from the book that supports the resolution. (worth 10 points)

    *Theme:  In your own words, state the theme (the author's message).  Provide at least one quotation from the book that supports the theme.  (worth 10 points)

    *Point-of-view:  From whom is the story being told?  (worth 5 points)

    Theme Essay:  In a three paragraph essay (7 to 10 sentences in each paragraph),on a separate page, discuss the theme of the novel you read. (See format below)  (worth 20 points)

    Vocabulary:  Find ten words that you did not know before reading this book and define each word following the theme essay.  (worth 10 points)

    *if a star exists next to a requirement, the information MUST be typed in complete sentences.
    Theme Essay Format

    I.  Theme Essay
         A.  Introduction
      1.  Interesting opener related to the theme
      2.  Introduce the book title and author
              3.  Introduce the theme
      4.  Discuss how the theme is presented in the story ( in addition, write your quote from the story that was used for your report)
              5.  Transition sentence
         B.  Body
              1.  How does the theme apply to your life?
              2.  Describe a specific experience in your life that allows you to relate to the theme.
              3.  You may compare yourself to the main character experiencing the central theme of this story.
              4.  Transition sentence
         C.  Conclusion
              1.  How can others apply this theme to their life?
              2.  What do you want the readers of your essay to take from learning more about the theme and your personal, authentic experience?
              3.  Offer a concluding statement