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Book Reports

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A book report is a summary of a larger piece of written work.

Ah yes, the ever looming “book report.” It seems that teachers just love them, doesn’t it? Well, there is a good reason for that.

1.
This paragraph includes any lessons you believe the original author was trying to convey in the story.
Introductory
First
Seventh
Concluding
The concluding paragraph should include any lessons the writer believes the original author was trying to convey in the story. Answer (d) is correct.
2.
Writing a book report helps a teacher to determine…
how much a student comprehends and how well they can communicate
what a student thinks about writing
whether the student should be promoted to the next grade
whether the student has a talent for writing
Book reports help a teacher to determine how far a student has come along in grasping the English language, their familiarization of the relationship of words to each other, how much they comprehend and how well they can communicate their understanding. Answer (a) is the correct answer.
3.
The first page of a book report should be…
the description of the plot
the detail of the author's message
the opening or introductory paragraph
the cover page
The first page of a book report should be the cover page listing the title of the book being reported on, the author, the genre and the author of the person writing the book report. Answer (d) is the correct answer.
4.
This is a summary of a larger piece of work.
Book review
Book report
Outline
Opinion
A book report is when you give a summary of a larger piece of work. It does not contain the book report author’s opinion. Answer (b) is correct.
5.
This is the overall story of the book.
Scene
Plot
Genre
Main characters
The overall story of a book is the plot. Answer (b) is the correct answer.
6.
The first step in writing a book report is to…
list all of the main characters
list all of the symbolisms used
write out an outline
identify the time and place the story took place in
When getting to the point where you are ready to start writing out a book report, the first step should be to create an outline. Answer (c) is the correct answer.
7.
This is the moral, ethical, societal, familial or religious message or view the author is trying to make in the story.
Genre
Plot
Symbolism
Theme
The theme is the moral, ethical, societal, familial or religious message or view an author is trying to convey in the story. Answer (d) is the correct answer.
8.
These are objects, numbers, places or colors that repeat throughout the story.
Highlights
Opinions
Symbolisms
Genres
Symbolisms are objects, numbers, places or colors that are repeated throughout a story. Answer (c) is correct.
9.
These paragraphs should describe the characters and their personalities.
Second and third
First and second
Fourth and fifth
Sixth and concluding
The second, and if necessary, the third paragraphs should describe the characters, their personalities and trials they faced and adventures they experienced. Answer (a) is the correct answer.
10.
The writer of a book report should not…
give the plotline away
give their opinion about the story
tell how the story ends
make any reference to the main author's views
When writing a book report the writer should never give their opinion about the story itself. When a writer gives their opinion, it ceases to be a book report and turns into a book review. Answer (b) is correct.
Author:  Christine G. Broome

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