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English as a Second Language

Book Report Steps for ESL Levels 0, 1, 2

Start:

·          What is the title and who is the author?

 

Write 5-6 sentences about:

·          Names and brief description of each main character

·          What is the book about?

·          What are the main events of the story?

·          Where and when does the story take place?

·          What do you think about the book? Did you like it or not?

 

Six New Words

·          What new words did you learn?

·          Write each new word in a sentence.

Book Report Steps for ESL Levels 3 , 4 , 5

Paragraph 1: Introduction - general information on the book:

·         Title and author

·         Names and brief description of each main character

·         1-2 sentences summarizing the main idea of the book.

 

Paragraph 2: Body – details about the story:

·         What is the book about? What are the main events of the story?

·         Where and when does the story take place?

·         What do you think about the book? Did you like it or not?

 

Paragraph 3: Analysis and evaluation

·         Is the writing effective, powerful, difficult, beautiful, or something else?

·         What are the strong and weak points of the book?

·         Did the author achieve his/her purpose?

·         Do you agree with the author’s point of view? Why?

·         What is your impression from the book? Is it interesting, moving, boring, or something else?

 

Paragraph 4: Conclusion

·         What is your overall opinion of the book?

·         What did you like and dislike most about the book?

·         How do you think it has affected or might affect you or others who will read it?

·         What is the most important thing other should know about the book?