Oral Book Report Format 8-10 Minutes Long Make sure you practice timing yourself Use a mirror to practice Eye contact with audience is important
Card # 1• Title• Author• Genre• Number of pages• Other general info on book
Card # 2• Overview (preview of the book)• Movie trailer• 4-6 sentences
Card # 3, 4, and 5• Detailed summary (lasting five minutes or less) that includes information from the beginning, middle and end of the book.• This will be different for everyone / some people will use more cards than others• Try this strategy • Cards 3 and 4 - beginning of book • Cards 5 and 6 - middle of book • Cards 7 and 8 - end of book
Card 9• Biography Card – Three personality traits that make the person noteworthy, what goals the person set, the challenges the person encountered, and what you learned from this person Or• True Adventure Card – What makes your book a true adventure? Give a brief description of the time in history that your story is based in. What are the real events
Cards 10, 11, and 12• Personality Trait # 1 • two examples from the story on how it applies to your character• Personality Trait # 2 • two examples from the story on how it applies to your character• Personality Trait # 3 • two examples from the story on how it applies to your character
Card 13• What did you learn about people and conditions during this time in history? Would you like to live during this time in history? Explain the advantages and disadvantages of the time period.
Card 14• Author’s Purpose – Why did the author write this book? Be specific and use examples from the book – “because he wanted too” is not a good reason and it has no support
Card # 15• Did you like or dislike the book? Why? Use specific examples from the story!