Middle School Book Report Format
Thesis idea: This book is unique - Do not use the word “unique” anywhere in the report.
Use your thesaurus to find a better word!
Paragraph Order: 1. Introduction
5. Plot Resolution
I. The introduction contains the thesis idea.
II. The setting describes the time period and location.
III. The section on characters mentions minor groups of characters but names and describes the
IV. The plot explains what the major character attempts to do:
to discover to overcome to adapt to learn to find
to become to mature to solve to conquer
V. The plot resolution - How are the final problems solved? How does everything work out?
What is the final attitude of the main character(s)?
VI. The conclusion - an evaluation of the book as a literary work. What was the author’s purpose?
Does the book teach a lesson or a moral? Are the characters role models? Why is it
1. Arouse the reader’s interest with an
attention grabbing question.
2. Name the character(s) in such a
situation. Name the book title and
3. Present the thesis sentence: why the
book is unique: Although there have
been similar books, this book is unique
because who? does what? and where?
How would you feel if a tornado suddenly
lifted you away to a new land?
Such an adventure happened to Dorothy in the
book, The Wizard of Oz, by Frank Baum.
Although there have been other children’s
adventure stories, this one is unique because
Dorothy helps the Tin Man, Scarecrow, and
Lion find the qualities they seek while
traveling with her in the land of Oz.