Are students bored with book reports? This archive offers 36 book report ideas that are sure to keep students interested and engaged. Have you ever tried video book reports, edible book reports, paperless book reports? You'll find those ideas and many more in this Ed World archive.
Keep it Covered!
Students create book jacket book reports.
Time for a Test
Students create a quiz to check their own "book learning."
A Video Book Report
Students create commercials for books they've read.
Story Maps and Boxes
Students use a story-mapping template to create a story box.
Big Books for Little Kids
Students retell a story in simple words and pictures.
Students use an outline format to practice picking out important details of a book.
Students demonstrate their understanding of a book by writing an acrostic poem.
Mapping a Book
Students create a map highlighting places described in the story.
What's Your Sign?
Students match book characters with astrological signs.
Students write a "recipe" for a good book.
Before and After
Can you judge a book by its cover?
Now You're Cooking!
Students appeal to their classmates' stomachs by making an edible book report.
This book report format focuses on grammar.
Kids make powerful points with technology.
Mini Book Reports
Mini book reports hold big ideas.
And the Winner
Students create a medal and award it to the "Best Book of the Year."
Who is that character?
What would Batman be if he couldn't be a super hero?
Comics in Class
Students turn books into comic books.
Just Say the
Students use a glossary they have written to create their own word search.
Students explore setting on the Internet.
Tell it with picture books!
Book in A
They won't be able to contain their enthusiasm for this book report project.
Invite students to be book publicists.
A Venn diagram encourages students to make connections.
Use this book report activity to supplement a lesson in descriptive prose writing.
In the News
Students must consider setting, character, plot, and more in this book "reporting" activity.
Bag customers' groceries in students' book reports.
Thumbs Up or
Turn your classroom critics into savvy reviewers with this book report activity.
Find out if they're really reading or just going through the motions!
Students create life-size "portraits" of characters in books they've read.
Once Upon a
Students create a timeline of important events in a book.
Students create a Concentration-style game related to a book just read.
Readers become screenwriters in this novel activity.
Ten Fast Facts
Are your students reading for meaning?
Introduce students to the complexities of characterization and motivation.
Encourage students to respond to what they have read.
Students play Book Report BINGO.
Create a Card
Students create a card catalog for books they read throughout the year.
Whet students' appetite for reading with the ingredients for a well-balanced book report.