8th Grade Reading Book Report Template
POINT VALUE: 300
DUE DATE: FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2012
Below are some notes to help you complete your paragraphs:
1. Instructions: In the first paragraph briefly give the setting and
summarize the plot of the book.
sentence – always mention the name of the book and the author
b. Use the next few sentences to summarize the book.
c. What is the setting? Does it shift? Explain in detail.
2. Instructions: In the second paragraph tell whether or not the story kept
you involved, and why or why not. Be specific in your references to
characters, elements of plot, imagery, tone, diction, etc.
a. Did the story keep you involved? Why or why not?
b. Does the author use much detail when he describes his characters?
c. Does the plot move fast or slow? Why or why not?
d. Does the imagery the author uses keep you interested in the story?
Explain and give an example from the book.
e. What is the author’s tone? What examples can you find to show this?
3. Instructions: In the third paragraph answer the question, “What did you
learn about people or life from this book?” Again, refer to specific
events and characters in the story to explain your thoughts.
a. What is the theme of the book? NOTE: There is always a theme. What
lesson did the main character(s) learn(s) as a result of the conflict they
encountered? How can you apply the lesson the main character learned
to your life? In what way(s) would it make a difference in your future
i. You must find something. You may not tell me there is not a theme.
4. Things to keep in mind:
Your Book Report is a final product.
A rough draft should have been completed prior to you typing or
neatly handwriting your Book Report
You should have edited your rough draft for publication. This means
you checked all spelling, grammar, and punctuation. You used a
dictionary if necessary to do this.
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