By: Lisa Owings
Publisher: Lerner Publications
Publication Date: August 2013
Reviewed by: Deb Fowler
Review Date: December 2013
Do you like reading? If so you may want to write about what you have read in a book report to share with your classmates. Books can do all sorts of things including showing “you other places and times” and “take you on adventures.” When you write a book report you can share these things with other people who may become interested in the same book. Books are everywhere, but your teacher may assign you one or you might be able to “borrow one from a library.” Before you do that report you have to read the book. Once you have finished, it’s time to do that report.
You will “write your name on your paper,” write down the title of the book and the author. Perhaps you decided you wanted to read a true story. That’s extra information you should write down as well. There are several things you’ll have to take note of in your book report including the setting and when the story took place. Questions you might ask yourself might be, “Was it in the past?” and “Was it a long time from now?” In this book you’ll learn about the many things you’ll have to think about in a book report including the characters, plot, the ending, and perhaps what you learned. Did you like the book? Now that’s a very important thing to think about.
This is an excellent guide to help young students formulate and write book reports. The format is set up as a beginning chapter book, one that newly independent readers will be able to tackle with ease. The layout of the book is simple with the instructions on one page and a complementary photograph on the opposite one. The intended audience would be the young student who hasn’t written a report before. The book is easy to read, yet has all the major points students need to think about before putting their hand to the paper. In the back of the book is a short index and glossary for reference.
Quill says: The "Library Smarts" series would be a perfect addition the homeschool or classroom library to help young students learn their way around books!