Growing up going to school, I always remember the dreaded book report days. They always stressed me out so much. I would rush to scramble to finish the book, which is never one I was ever interested in reading in the first place. Then I would have to sit down and grudgingly write a report about it. Now that I am a teacher myself, I truly see the value in book reports. I think adding book reports to your homeschool reading curriculum is a great way to help with reading comprehension, writing and even public speaking skills.
If something isn’t included in our curriculum, I always have a hard time remembering to add it to what we are learning. Book Reports are one of those things, that probably get forgotten in homeschool, yet they are still important. We are thankful that we homeschool and aren’t required to force our children to read certain books. If you have a child that struggles with enjoying reading, it would be a good idea to let them choose a book on a topic that is of interest to them. This will make the task a little easier, and they may be excited to share about a book they love.
There are so many ways that you can add book reports to your homeschool. You can schedule them out in a planner to be done once a month, or once a quarter. You could have a family book report challenge, where each child does a book report and reports it to the family. It would be fun to do a book report day in a homeschool group or co-op as well.
If you have been wanting to incorporate book reports into your homeschool, you are going to love all these book report worksheets and printables we have gathered up for you!
We have some great resources and helps for Book Reports:
FREE Book Report Bundle & 5-Star Book List About The United Kingdom -Get ready to inspire adventure to your children by reading about the people and places of the United Kingdom. There is a free book report bundle and a 5 star recommend list of books to read.
DIY Book Report Packet
This free packet includes four pages of graphic organizers with question prompts, illustration boxes, and more. This is a fun, and different way to write a book report. The prompts really help struggling learners. This packet is a $4.99 value and available free for our subscribers.
This is a set of 16 book report templates with writing prompts and thought questions. This will help your kids to remember what they have read, and what they need to include when they are writing their book report. There are template forms geared towards elementary, middle school and even high school students! This is available as an instant download.
If your children really dislike book reports and you are looking for alternatives for them, you will enjoy this post:
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate)! She is a an eclectic, Charlotte Mason style homeschooler that has been homeschooling for over 16 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!