Book summaries for book reports

Book summaries for book reports

It is not meant to write the report for you. It gives you book summaries for book reports format or template for writing your own report. The original draft was developed by a teacher friend of mine to use with her own students.

I have made a few additional enhancements which I believe make the model more clear and complete. So, make sure they approve of this format before using it. The following book report format template is appropriate for students at the pre-college level who are required to write a report about a book they have read. The first sentence should state for which instructor and class the book-report is being written. The second sentence should state the title of the book and the author’s name. The third sentence should tell how many pages the book has and the name of the publisher. The fourth sentence can state basic bibliographic information about the book.

Bibliographic information means not only the author and title but also what company published the book, what year it was published in and any other relevant information such as the edition and if the book has been translated, simplified or abridged. Why did you choose this particular book? Someone recommended the book to you. It was on a required reading list. These reasons do not have to be complex.

Most people choose the books they read because they like the author or somebody recommended it to them. If you chose the book because you like the author, then state why you like that author. Was the book a best seller? Are there X million copies in print? Did it win any major awards? The first sentence of this paragraph should state who the main character or characters of the book are, and why they are important.

Refer to this person or these persons as the Main Character or Main Characters. You will need at least a complex sentence for this, and probably more than one sentence. You should compose at least one sentence for each of the other prominent or important characters in the book. Most books have five or six prominent characters besides the main character, so simply listing each one and stating their role in the book will give you a good sized paragraph. This is perhaps the hardest paragraph to write in five sentences or so.