Was there a problem the characters were trying to solve? Describe what happened in the beginning, the middle and the end of the book. Write a little bit about why you liked or didn’t like the book.
Talk about how the book made you feel – happy, sad, excited. When you're finished writing the report, read it over carefully to make sure everything is spelled correctly.
Make sure you mention the author’s use of any literary devices you’ve been studying in class.
Book Reports on Non-fiction If you are writing a book report on a biography or other factual text, you’ll want to devote the body of your book report to a description of the book’s subject and the author’s points of view.
Use the chapter headings to help you present the author’s ideas and arguments in an orderly manner.
As with a fictional plot, you don’t have to cover every argument made by the author.
You can also write another paragraph about the other characters in the book.
Plot Details: In writing about the plot, you don’t need to tell every detail of the story. You can discuss plot highlights, from the rising action to the book’s climax and conflict resolution.
When writing a book report, or when answering any writing prompt, you’ll find writing easier if you follow the proven steps of the writing process: prewriting, writing, revising, editing, and publishing. Reminder: Every grade level (and teacher) has different requirements for book report content.
In the first step, prewriting, you’ll plan what you want to say. Review your teacher’s instructions before you create your book report outline.