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Book Report Makeover: Outlines


Each week, Education World offers a new idea to help you "make over" boring book report formats. If you're looking for a way to spice up book reports -- and truly engage students in reading -- you've come to the right place. Check out this week's makeover idea

Students use an outline format to practice picking out important details of a book.

Provide students with a work sheet based on the simple outline form below and have them complete the worksheet.

Worksheet sample:

Book Title: ______________________________
Author: _________________________________

I. Main Characters
______________________________________________
______________________________________________
______________________________________________

II. Setting and Time Period
______________________________________________
______________________________________________
______________________________________________

III. The Plot: A Timeline
______________________________________________
______________________________________________
______________________________________________
______________________________________________
______________________________________________

IV. Best Parts of the Book
______________________________________________
______________________________________________

V. Criticism of the Book
______________________________________________
______________________________________________

VI. Overall Opinion of the Book (Support Your Opinion)
______________________________________________
______________________________________________
______________________________________________
______________________________________________

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