Below we provide students with classic and alternative tips on how to accomplish a high quality book report. First thing for you to know is that all ideas in some way were inspired by The New York Times while the others were politely shared by college and university students from all over the globe.
Read several book reports that were completed currently to get familiar with the main features of the project type. Next, create a short list of key elements. These may include a plot summary or key points or themes, references or comparisons to the earlier works of the author, writer’s influences and contemporaries, etc.
Create a podcast on the basis of your book. One of the best ideas (in case you’re supposed to deal with classic work of literature) is to work out a role-play conversation of the authors from the present or the past hanging out together and chatting about one another’s book, or their own books in progress, with your own podcast serving as the “tape recorder” that “makes notes” of the whole “conversation”.
“Depict” the Plot Location. Select the main scenes from a book that are set in a place that truly exists and search for the illustrations or photos on the web that show the locations that the author has described. In case the setting of the plot is not named directly or things are happening in some unreal world, you can pick photos that suit the writer’s descriptions.
Give preference to this or that author, time period, genre, place, historical event or any other general topic and conduct research on the books about the subject.
Think and Debate. Avail of brainstorming. Come up with thought-provoking questions about the content, such as what might have happened 30 years before the events described in the book, 20 years after they end, or what kind of events would take place if a book key plot was somehow changed. Then ask your group mates to weigh in and provide you with short answers needed to create a debate-style report.
Book Report Video Accompaniment. Work with your mates in small groups in order to create short videos on a book you have read. Include interviews and voice-over narrations in the video.
Make certain to always stay creative about your interviewees. For example, you may talk about the fans of the book waiting until the sunrise for the next instalment release; people of the generation about what this or that book meant to them as kids; or some experts like professors, historians and teachers who are able to weigh in with an argument on the significance of the book.
One of the possible approaches on the video is to stake the main scenes from the book and make a record of dramatic readings adding sound effects.
Graphic Version of the Book. Everything from the “Holy Bible” to “Harry Potter” is being transformed into a graphic novel. Search for the simple graphic organizers on the web in order to transform the book you are currently reading.
Why Your Favourite Writer Matters. Produce a persuasive book report that includes critical analysis, research of major works and also personal accounts that provide clear answer on the following questions “Why does your favourite writer matter?”