Book reports are a quintessential part of the school experience. If you're in seventh grade, however, the book report can pose new and sometimes intimidating expectations. Teachers may require more written report and less craft project than what you were used to in elementary school. No matter what the guidelines, there are a few tips that will help you accomplish this task. Pick a book that looks interesting to you, but also adheres to the book report guidelines. Make sure it has the appropriate number of pages and is an approved genre science fiction, mystery, romance, historical fiction, etc.
A book report is a basic literary assignment generally given to students in elementary and middle school grades that is meant to exhibit their understanding of a text. Unlike essays that focus on a specific aspect of the work, book reports offer summaries of plot, themes and characters. While detailed requirements regarding what must be included in a book report vary based on the instructor, all book reports tend to have a consistent structure that provides basic information about the text and the reader's interpretation. The first part of a book report is the introductory paragraph. In this section, the reader includes information about the book's title, author, publication details and a very brief overview of the plot.
By the time a child reaches third grade they should be comprehensively developing reading and writing skills. A book report is a very common assignment for third grade students. The guidelines of the book report may vary according to the teacher and curriculum, but a student should still be able to know how to create an outline, use information learned in class and create a basic book report. Review the criteria for the book report as given by the third grade teacher.
Last Updated: April 15, References. This article was co-authored by Jake Adams. With over 11 years of professional tutoring experience, Jake is also the CEO of Simplifi EDU, an online tutoring service aimed at providing clients with access to a network of excellent California-based tutors. There are 16 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page. This article has been viewed 1,, times.