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Book Report Ideas
When writing a Book Report for a Sharing you should consider some of the ideas on the books to the left. When you click on one of the book titles you will be shown ideas that you could write about. Each book has a number of ideas to write about, in doing so, you will end up with many paragraphs for your Book Report.
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The Book
Here you should write about:-    
  • Title of the book
  • Name of author
  • Name of illustrator - if it had one
  • If you have read books by this author before, you should name them and say why you like this author. You could say the same for the illustrator too
  • Why did you read this book? - Was it recommended? - Was there something that you liked about the cover or the blurb?

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The Story
Here you should write about:-    
  • Briefly describe what the story was about.
  • Write about your favourite part and tell why it was your favourite part
  • What did you like about the story and why?
  • Write about the part you didn't like and give reasons why
  • If there were illustrations, discuss how effective they were to the story. You should comment on elements like colour, size of the illustrations, textures and the feelings the illustrations are giving

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Favourite Character
Here you should write about the:-    
  • The character's role. Describe the role the character had in the story
  • Describe their personality and sense of humour
  • Describe the character in detail lisitng out all the things that you know about them
  • Explain why you liked this character listing out the characters qualities
  • List out their favourite things, like hobbies, food, music and compare them to yourself
  • If the character did things that annoyed you, discuss them and give reasons why

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Not So Favourite Character
Here you should write about the:-
  • The character's role listing out their part in the story
  • Describe their personality giving the details that lead you to not liking this character
  • Describe the character in detail listing out the actions of the character that lead you not to like them
  • List out their favourite things, like hobbies, food, music and compare them to yourself
  • If the character did things that annoyed you, discuss them and give reasons why

 

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Recommendation
Here you should write about :-
  • Who should read this book and why based on your understanding of the book?
  • What would you give it out of ten and why?

 

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Literature Sharing Ideas
Here you will find cards that have exciting ways for you to share your understanding of the book. On each card is an idea and each idea is designed to make you think carefully about the book that you have read. In working with these cards, you will write poetry, design, draw, create, act, cook, write music or lyrics, sequence and write ideas. You will need to select and work on one idea from each of the six areas below.

Remember Understanding Apply Analyse Evaluate Design

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Remember
Select one idea listed below to show how well you can remember detail from the book. The ideas here, will have you recognising, recalling, identifying and naming.
  • Recall detail about the setting by creating a picture using Paint or Glogster of where part of the story took place
  • Create a wanted poster using Glogster, describing in detail why the characters is wanted. Giving a description in detail of the character, where last seen, what they were wearing, the main characteristics of the character and any other detail you think necessary
  • Name the characters and match statements to each character that said them
  • Name the characters and match their names to drawings in Paint or Kahootz 3
  • Create separate story pictures using Glogster, Kahootz or Paint for the main ideas and show how they go in sequence
  • Create a main ideas ladder using Prezi sequencing the main ideas on each rung

 

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Understanding

Select one idea listed below to show how well you can understand detail from the book. The ideas here will have you interpreting, classifying, clarifying and exemplifying

  • Explain how the main character felt at the beginning, middle and end of the story
  • Write in your own words a summary of the story
  • Construct a pictorial time line using Glogster or Paint which summarises what happened in the story
  • Select a passage or illustration from the text and draw a picture that shows what happened before and after that selected passage or illustration
  • Select a passage or illustration from the text and write an account that shows what happened before and after that selected passage or illustration
  • What was the main idea behind the author or illustrator publishing the book?
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Apply

Select one idea listed below to show how well you can apply your knowledge from the book in a different way. The ideas here will have you using, executing, implementing and illustrating

  • Make finger puppets and act out part of the text and video it so it can be inserted into your Prezi Presentation
  • Draw a story map using Paint and include in your own words the concepts that happened at each scene
  • Think of a situation that occurred to a character and about how he or she should have handled the situation differently
  • Select a meal that a character would eat, plan a menu and the method of serving it
  • List out the problems that the characters faced and give examples of real life situations from newspapers or magazines
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Analyse

Select one idea listed below to show how well you can analyse the text from the book. The ideas here will have you distinguishing, selecting, detecting and monitoring.

  • Select parts of the story that were the funniest, saddest, happiest and most unbelievable and discuss each one giving detail
  • Compare and contrast two of the main characters or illustrations from the book
  • Select a character from the text and analyse the changes ( physical or emotional) this character makes throughout the story
  • List out the things that could happen and could not happen in real life from the story
  • What was the turning point for the character's main actions or change. Discuss this giving detail from the story
  • Look carefully at the illustrations and explain why they were used in the text
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Evaluate

Select one idea listed below to show how well you can put parts of the story together in a new way based on your understanding of the text. The ideas here will have you checking, judging, detecting and monitoring

  • Create a poster usign Glogster for the text so friends will want to read it. Use persuasive text writing elements and add detail about author, illustrator, story, one of the characters, statements from people who have read it and include graphics
  • Imagine that you are one of the main characters. Write a diary account of daily thoughts and activities
  • Create a song by writing the lyrics or music about the text or a character in the story and perform it. This could be recorded and inserted into your Prezi Presentation
  • Write a poem about the text or a character in the story and perform it
  • Draw the illustrations that you would recommend for the text and give your reasons why
  • How effective are the illustrations in the text? Give a detailed account looking at colour, size, subjects, positioning on the page and the message intended
  • Judge the text by discussing how valuable the story is to our life
  • Think of a position a character took and judge or defend it by taking a stance and explaining in detail your view
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Design

Select one idea listed below to show how well you can form an opinion, idea or create something new based on your understanding of the text. The ideas here will have you generating, producing, .hypothesising and constructing

  • Write a letter to a character from the text ten years in the future. Give this character wise advice based on your understanding of them from the text
  • Compare this story to another one that you have read
  • Write a recommendation as to why the book should be read or not read
  • Decide if this story could really have happened and justify your decision
  • Draw pictures giving detail of the qualities of the community or characters from the text and incorporate these pictures into a promotional feature for the book. Include a slogan or jingle to match. This could be created using Glogster
  • Decide which character from the text you would like to spend a day with. Give your reasons why and decisions for any activities that you would do with this character
  • Explain how this story could really help you in your own life
  • Design a board game that will test your friends comprehension- understanding of the text
  • Create using Glogster a visual synopsis of the text using the headings of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
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  Four Steps To Writing

 

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  Step One

  • Think or brainstorm about the topic and come up with as many ideas as you can
  • You may need to research at this point
  • Know what type of text you are writing
  • Make a list of your ideas
  • Circle the best ideas
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  Step Two

  • Write a draft by using sentences for each thought around an idea and each idea will build a paragraph
  • At this stage, don’t slow the writing process down by being concerned about some spellings
  • Just write down your ideas, thoughts or facts

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  Step Three

  • When written, read through your draft and make any changes that are needed
  • Did you write a sentences for each of your circled ideas?
  • Does your text read well?
  • Did you follow the correct text (genre) structure?
  • Did you discuss your draft with an editor?
  • Have you written in all changes, including those from the Vocabulary Chart and the Sentence Structure Chart ?
  • Your writing will need conferencing before publishing
  • Not all your writing has to be published

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  Step Four

  • You need to decide on how to present your text
  • You need to know the audience it is intended for
  • Your setting out is extremely important and before sharing you need to make sure that all typing mistakes have been corrected
  • Your publication could take any format:- Prezi, Glogster, Video, Podcast, Power Point, Word, Publisher, a notice, a book etc

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Text Types
Here you will find information on text types that will allow you to write in that seleceted text format. You will need to select a text type from one of the six areas below.

Explanation Narrative Persuasive Procedural Recount Report

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