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Book Report Ideas and Sample Forms


  1. The setting—where does the story take place? Is it a real place or an imaginary one? If the author does not tell you exactly where the story is  set, what can you tell about it from the way it is described?
  2. The time period—is the story set in the present day or in an earlier time period? Perhaps it is even set in the future! Let your reader know. 
  3. The main character(s)—who is the story mostly about? Give a brief description. Often, one character can be singled out as the main character, but some books will have more than one.
  4. The plot—what happens to the main character? WARNING! Be careful here. Do not fall into the boring trap of reporting every single thing that happens in the story. Pick only the most important events. Here are some hints on how to do that. First, explain the situation of the main character as the story opens. Next, identify the basic plot element of the story--is the main character trying to achieve something or overcome a particular problem? Thirdly, describe a few of the more important things that happen to the main character as he/she works toward that goal or solution. Finally, you might hint at the story's conclusion without completely giving away the ending.

Story/Novel Pre-Outline

Book Report Outline

Book Report Form

Sample PowerPoint Book Report

Literature Unit: Bridge to Terabithia

Woodland Stream 1

Welcome to Terabithia (Thinkquest)

About the author: Katherine Paterson

Katherine Paterson's website

Smithsonian Museum in Washington

Literature Unit: Number the Stars 

A Day in the Holocaust Webquest


Holocaust Research Sites

Number the Stars Webquest


Poetry Webquest

Poetry Terminology

Check out information about Roald Dahl...

Roald Dahl website

Roald Dahl Museum

Sample Reading Test Practice

World History

Africa Brochure Project
due March 28, 2007
Follow the webquest and guidelines at the site below.

Sources for Africa Webquest

You will trace the travel routes between Asia, The Middle East, and Africa getting a sense of how Ibn Batuta and his caravan traveled. Batuta made many famous trips in his lifetime, but you will be mainly interested in the famous journey he took into Africa beginning in 1352.

Ancient Roman Emperor Research Project

Project needs to be completed by Monday, February 5.

World Almanac for Kids

Educational Fun for YOA 6th Graders!

Punctuation Paintball Game

Fun Brain