Oral Book Report
For this book report, please write 5 informational paragraphs for each of the following. Remember, an informational paragraph has a topic sentence, key star ideas, red-box explain sentences, and a conclusion sentence.
- On a separate sheet of paper, write five questions for the main character of this story. Create thoughtful questions that help to show that you understood what the story was about. Go beyond just a basic question like - Did you like...? or - What is your favorite...? Answer the questions the way you believe the main character would answer them. This means you have to really have understood the character and the type of person they were. Make sure you answer in first person point of view. Show me you "know" the character.
- Write a paragraph about how the main character is similar to you. Be thoughtful here. I don't want to see things like - We both have hair. We both have dark eyes. We are both are 10 years old. I want to know how they are similar to you in character, in thought, and in actions.
- Write a paragraph about what the problem of the story was. Explain the problem and why it was a problem. Be detailed.
- What was the solution of the story? Explain several events that helped lead to the solution of the story. Be detailed here.
- What did you learn about the different culture in this story? Explain several things you discovered. "Several things" means I want to see more than one thing.Use evidence from text to help explain what you learned.
- Type your final copy. Decorate the border with hand-drawn pictures that represent the culture in the story. For example, if it was Japanese, you could draw the Japanese flag as a border. Be creative and colorful.