Both offer a combination of summary and commentary.They are a way to think more deeply about a book you've read and to demonstrate your understanding.Image credit: Whimsy Workshop Teaching and Lovin’ Lit Decorate a box to represent the book and fill it with objects that symbolize different aspects of the story (see student handout example below).
Make a 3-D model of the main character, and write an interview with that character.
Make and label a detailed map of an important setting from your book.
Book reports tend to be a little more descriptive (What is this book about?
) and book reviews are usually more persuasive (Why a reader should or shouldn't read this book).
These will help you to build a solid outline, which will make the writing process much easier.
I would start with speaking with your teacher once you've picked out your book and read it.
Writing a book report may not seem fun at first, but it gives you a great chance to really understand a work and its author.
Unlike a book review, a book report requires that you give a straightforward summary of the text.
Specifically, ask them what they would like you to accomplish with the book report so you have an idea of what they are looking for when they grade you.
Try to come into the discussion with at least one major theme of the book picked out.