I found a need in my own classroom that my students needed an opportunity to express their excitement and reflect after finding and reading a book that they LOVE. This works great as a book report or book review. The flexibility is endless. It can promote book talk and create a cute bulletin board to show what students are reading This sheet has been so much fun in the classroom. My students love writing when they have an audience and what better audience than their own classmates. Students LOVE this Book Review template
I have a binder in my bookshelf where I keep all of the student’s book recommendations that way when a student is wondering what they should read next they are able to grab this binder and read through the different responses.
Students have the opportunity to create a new cover for their book, come up with a “hook” to capture the readers attention, and even write their own blurb. (information on the back of the book) My kids love this because they are allowed complete creativity.
I have also used this sheet as an alternative to the traditional book report. It’s wonderful because it requires deeper thinking and reflection about the text.
I hope you love this resource as much as I do! Let me know if you would like anything added or changed I love reading your feedback.