Book Report Reference Guides for a Key Ring


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These Book Report Reference Guides are the perfect guides for writing book reports. Use these in writing centers, reading centers, small groups, or place in a central location where the teacher and students can access them when needed.

I took 16 anchor charts and made them fit on cards specially designed for a key ring.

Laminate, hole punch at the top and put on a metal key ring for fast and easy access to book report guides and examples – anytime!

Tip: Place these reading strategies reference guides in a central location where the teacher and students can access them when needed.

Includes 16 cards with grammar rules and examples:

Genre (Card 1): fiction, non-fiction, realistic fiction, historical fiction, science fiction, fantasy, mystery

Genre (Card 2): traditional literature, biography, autobiography, poetry, informational text, fairy tales, reader’s theater

Theme: students learn how to focus on THE MEssage (or BIG IDEA) the author wants the reader to take away from the story and how finding the theme of a story or book can make the book report easier to write.

Author’s Purpose: students use the acronym PIE’ED to help them better understand the author’s purpose for writing – Persuade, Inform, Explain, Entertain, and Describe.

Setting: students learn how look for clues words and pictures to determine the setting (time, place, and environment) and how it directly affects characters in the story.

Character Traits: students learn how descriptive adjectives help us better understand a character by looking at outside (physical traits) and inside (thoughts, words, and actions) of the character.

Plot: students learn the importance of actions that take place during the story and how those actions make up the beginning, middle, and end using problem, rising action, climax, falling action, and solution.

Problem & Solution: students learn how to focus on the problem (what goes wrong) and the solution (how the problem is fixed or solved) to write a better book report.

Conflict: students learn how to identify the conflict of a story using four common types of conflict – Character vs. Self, Character vs. Character, Character vs. Nature, and Character vs. Society.

Summarize: students learn to identify the most important parts of a story by writing a summary of the text in their own words and how summaries can differ between fiction and non-fiction texts.

Hooks and Conclusions: students learn how to use interesting thoughts, strange but true facts, general statements, figurative language, feelings/emotions, exclamation, description, and questions to hook the reader and write a conclusion that makes the reader want to read more.

Editing: students learn to how to follow the last three steps of the writing process – revising, editing, and publishing to complete their book report.

Non-fiction Book Reports: students are given a guide for writing a book report on non-fiction texts only. This card helps students look for chapter headings, main idea, supporting details, author background information, critical thinking, illustrations, graphs, or diagrams, and questions presented throughout the book.

Fiction Book Report: students are given a guide for writing a book report on fiction texts only. This card helps students look for genre(s), theme, author’s purpose, setting, characters, plot, problem and solution, and conflicts to evaluate and write a book report.

Book Report Checklist: this card provides students with a comprehensive checklist to help them properly write a book report.

Editing Marks: this card lists editing marks that teachers and students can use and refer to throughout the year while completing the writing process on any topic.

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