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Writing a book report can be a lot of fun. It gives you a chance to read a new book and share with your teacher, family and friends what you thought about it.

Here are some of the things you need to include in your video book report.

The Book Details

List the name of the book and who the author is. Why did you choose this book? Did the title sound interesting or was it about something that you like? Describe what made you decide on this book.

The Setting

Where did the story take place? Was it in a city or on a farm? Was it a made-up place or somewhere in outer space? Give a good description of the place with as much detail as possible.

The Characters

Who was the story about? Was there just one main character or were there a few? When you write about the characters, include their names and what they look like.

The Story

What happened in the book? Was there a problem the characters were trying to solve? Were the characters on some sort of an adventure? Describe what happened in the beginning, the middle and the end of the book.

Your Thoughts

Did you like the book? Write a little bit about why you liked or didn’t like the book. Talk about how the book made you feel – happy, sad, excited. Would you tell your friends to read this book?

When you're finished writing the report, read it over carefully to make sure everything is correct. You should ask a grown up to help look for mistakes and too record your video book report.

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Note: The video book reports uploaded or linked to this web site whose content can be modified and/or removed is under the control of The Youth Reading Program. These videos are copyright free and can be reproduced in newspapers, magazines, blogs, web sites or other media channels without permission. 

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