I did two a year but to be honest book reports can help kill a love of reading so I'm going to say nay.
We did a book report fair this year. I liked it. It was just for us, so a small fair, but fun to go around and see everyone's big trifold (the ones they use for science fairs) on their books. One of my sons did a magic book, so he installed a curtain and a stage!
I also have a book report pad from Knock Knock. Those are fun and simple. I made the kids add who in the family they thought would enjoy the book.
But by far my favorite way to report on a book that I've ever done, is my star reader corner. We framed a pic of the kid, framed a pic of the book, and interviewed the reader to find out what they're reading and so on. I did this over the summers when they were still in ps. I'm going to have to bring that back, I think. Maybe change it up a bit and have the kids interview instead of me. :)
I say nay, we do book walks and we do book projects but no reports.
Look up bloom's taxonomy. They are questions that cover any book and can easily be turned into reports. I'm going to use this from now on.
Quoting jen2150: We do them orally. I am thinking about adding more written summaries for my oldest. He is ready to start writing more. I think book reports can be helpful for some kids. It really depends on the age. I found oral reports to be more beneficial for my boys. It also was done more like a conversation than a report.
I say yay only because it's helps in preparation for longer writing projects, and I want my children to be prepared to write long essays or research reports if they so choose to go to college.
I think we might add in one or two next year, just to have him prepared to do them if he has to go back to school.
Quoting JadeTigr7: I say yay only because it's helps in preparation for longer writing projects, and I want my children to be prepared to write long essays or research reports if they so choose to go to college.
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