SECOND NINE WEEKS BOOK REPORT ASSIGNMENT
All written book reports are due Wednesday, December 16, 2009.
Oral book reports will be December 14-17.
Bonus available: +2 on 9 weeks’ average for Parent Book Report
+ 5 on oral book report if you make a banner on Junior
Book Award nominee for banner contest (may be
done by group of 4 or less)
+5 on written book report if you read a Junior Book
Written book report: For this written book report, students will write a character
sketch and make a plot diagram of the book. Each will be scored separately.
We will begin discussion of plot diagrams this week. You may begin work
on your plot diagram at any time. Please make sure you write largely enough to
be easily read. It should be done in black ink on blank paper or poster board.
Do a rough draft and hand it in.
We will work on the character sketch in class after the Thanksgiving
break. More specific directions will be given at that time. You should keep notes
about different characters and their traits as you read the book. You will write a
rough draft and hand it in with the final copy
Oral book report:
You will present your oral book report as a character
from the book.
You may have notes when you present. Be sure to include the following in your
Dress, talk, act like a character and present in first person 20 points
title and author 10 points
setting (time and place) 10 points
Introduce yourself (tell who you are and a little about yourself) and tell
about 2 or 3 other main characters. 20 points
Retell the story, but DO NOT TELL THE ENDING: Stop at an exciting
part very late in the book (maybe all the way to the climax) 20 points
Tell what your classmates should read the book to find out. Be specific.
Rank the book from 1 star (worse) to 5 stars (best) and tells why. 10
BOOK REPORT APPROVAL FORM DEADLINE: Friday, November 6
(100 for meeting deadline, 50 for not, 5 point penalty for changing book
If form is lost, note is acceptable
Name of student ___________________________________________________
Book (being read for first time) ________________________________________
Parent Signature: _________________________________________________