Book Reports

Discuss the pros and cons of various curriculums, or get help on which to choose!

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Book Reports

Postby Vomo » Tue May 08, 2007 11:24 am

I'm working on teaching my HS about Book reports. I remember doing book reports in school and found them to be very helpful in my love of reading. My memory is a little missing. I was wondering if any of you HSers knew of any good websites that would help me teach my HS about Book Reports. Like material that should go into a Book Report & Ect. ~Or~ any Ideas on a new or different approach of addressing a book report. Maybe verbaly or both verbaly and writen. My HS is in 8th grade and really has never done a book report so I was thinking of some thing on a 4th through 6th grade Book Repot Level. Thanks for any links or ideas.
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Postby iamnettie » Tue May 08, 2007 1:06 pm

I have a book on my shelf that is book report forms, they are set by genre of the book. They have both writing and activities you do with the book. When I taught public school it was what I had the kids use in my classroom. I made them do 4 book reports a quarter. Next time I go down stairs I will pull the book up and get the title for you.

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Postby keptwoman » Wed May 09, 2007 4:24 am

Donna Young has so many fantastic resources.
Check out the "Book Logs" link on this page:
http://donnayoung.org/english/index.htm
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Postby Kimberly » Wed May 09, 2007 7:29 am

For literature next year my son will be reading six classics and then writing a book report on them. I wanted to have some ideas for him to do besides just a traditional book report so I have enjoyed the posts so far and look forward to future ones. Thanks everyone!
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Re: Book Reports

Postby elliemaejune » Wed May 09, 2007 7:42 am

Vomo wrote:I'm working on teaching my HS about Book reports. I remember doing book reports in school and found them to be very helpful in my love of reading. My memory is a little missing. I was wondering if any of you HSers knew of any good websites that would help me teach my HS about Book Reports. Like material that should go into a Book Report & Ect. ~Or~ any Ideas on a new or different approach of addressing a book report. Maybe verbaly or both verbaly and writen. My HS is in 8th grade and really has never done a book report so I was thinking of some thing on a 4th through 6th grade Book Repot Level. Thanks for any links or ideas.
-Veronica :0)


http://www.lovetolearnplace.com has great book report forms.

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Postby Dolly-VA » Wed May 09, 2007 8:16 am

If you haven't seen or heard of Institute for Excellence in Writing http://writing-edu.com/writing/ you should check it out. It is an amazing program to teach kids 'how' to write with concrete directions. I began homeschooling my 7th grader for the first time this past October. He HATED writing. When we first began, anytime I asked him to write anything he balked (but was very agreeable about EVERYTHING else.) We went through the SWI-B (Student Writing Intensive, lvl B...for middle schoolers) from November through March and he's a totally different person about writing now. We'll be doing the SICC-B (Student Intensive Continuation Course, lvl B) this next fall. I'm also using it with my new-to-homeschooling 3rd grader, but plan to begin it more formally in the fall with her (SWI-A, for her.)


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