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Book Report Template

Help students learn to give a good summary of a book with this FREE printable book report template. This book report form is a great resource for parents, teachers, and homeschoolers of kindergarteners, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade children.

Help students learn to give a good summary of a book with this FREE printable book report template. This book report form is a great resource for parents, teachers, and homeschoolers of kindergarteners, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade children.

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Why Book Reports?

Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler, book reports are nothing new. We all did them in school. Some of us waited until the last minute, others worked ahead. But all of our teachers required us to write a book report at some point during our school years.  So why do teachers require students to fill out book report templates and should they?
A book report requires students to recall what they have read, helping prove that they did indeed read the entire book. In addition, it teaches them the important skill of summarizing; providing a brief, accurate summary is a skill they will use in many forms their entire life. Next, book reports help kids understand they need to provide evidence of their choices and reasoning, which helps them think more deeply about what they have read. Finally, book reports provide a way to help students practice identifying and paying attention to key elements of the book, writing in complete sentences, using correct grammar and spelling, and improving penmanship.
FREE Book Report - This free printable book report form is perfect for helping ensure kids have good reading comprehension in first grade, 2nd,3rd,4th,and 5th grade students. This is perfect for summer reading, book clubs, reading programs, libraries, homeschool, and more #bookreport #homeschooling #bookreports

Book Report Template

As your elementary student is reading more complex books, story lines, and rich vocabulary it is important to ensure they are understanding what they are reading and are able to articulate back to you an accurate report of what they read! It’s also a great way to help kids ensure they are reading slowly and carefully.
This free printable book report form works with any book!
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Book Report Form

We’ve been using my in depth book report I shared last year. But I decided we need some shorter to the point book reports that my kids could easily use more often as they were shorter and to the point. I find book reports do such a good job of helping them retain what they read, process what they read, and practice writing.

This book report form is great for Kindergarten, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, grade 4, grade 5, and grade 6 students.

Easy, no prep Book Report Idea - Just print the one page book report template and summarize the plot, setting, characters, and more!

Free Book Report Template

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download the Free Book Report Template for kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students.

Free Book Reports

There are two different styles of lines in the download to accommodate both younger elementary and middle school students.  Both styles of the free book report include the following:

  • Child’s Name
  • Date book report written
  • Book Title
  • Book Author
  • Rating – how good does your student thing the book was on a scale of 1-5 stars
  • Genre – was it a biography, mystery, science fiction, poetry, nonfiction
  • Plot – what is the main gist of the story
  • Setting – where did the story take place (country, city, time period)
  • Favorite Character – who did your child identify with most and why
  • What is your students favorite part of the story and why?
  • Draw or describer your favorite scene from the book

FREE Printable Reaidng Comprehension Bookmarks - work on reading retention and comprehension with this activity that helps students learn to take notes and prepare for book reports in grade 2, grade 3, grade 4, grade 5, and grade 6. #homeschool #readingcomprehension #reading Sandwich book report printable

Book Report Idea

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com


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