Semester Two Book Report Outline: NON-FICTION
a book report using the following outline. Your book report should be at least
700 words (a little less than two pages typewritten minimum), and discuss each of the items in this outline. Each Roman numeraled “part” can be a full paragraph
or more. See the rubric on the other side of this sheet for grading standards.
Book reports for Non-Fiction: (Real Adventure, Autobiography, History, How-To, Essay, Biography,
Diaries, Manuals, Etc.) Do not LIST information: Write in FULL SENTENCES
(at least 150 words)
Title, correctly cited
Genre of book
Number of pages
Amount of time it took you to read
Number of words, approximately: (words per line X lines per page X pages per book)
If this is one in a series of books
by this author
Any unique feature of this book
(e.g. pop-up pictures, beautiful illustrations, etc.)
If it would be interesting,
information about the circumstances under which you were reading the book (duress,
the teacher made me do it or I wouldn’t have touched it even with someone else’s hands, a friend recommended it,
someone made a bet that I wouldn’t, it was on a long airplane ride, my PSP was broken …)
(at least 100 words)
What was the author’s purpose
in writing this book? Is there any political, ethical, or moral point the writer is trying to convey? Did the author succeed in his or her goal?
What was the main subject of this
What was the most interesting part
of this book for you? Why?
Identify and explain three things
you learned from reading this book (0 words minimum total):
(150 words MINIMUM)
Explain any themes and/or morals
of the subject, and any lessons that the individuals involved, or authors offered and learned about themselves and others. How does this work of nonfiction improve peoples’ lives? How did reading it help you, or record a change in the life of the author, or in other peoples’ lives?
(100 words MINIMUM)
Give your personal evaluation/opinion
of this book. What did you think of this book?
Would you recommend it to others? Why or why not? What made you pick it up in the first place? Are you glad
that you read it? Do you wish that you had read something else? Would you recommend it to a friend? What about it really grabbed
you … or made you wish you could use it as a doorstop or coaster, instead? Give
it a rating on a scale of one to five, one being worst, and five being best. (At least 100 words)
Correct bibliography citation of
Complete a ROUGH DRAFT
Submit only a FINAL DRAFT