Nothing proves you’ve read a story as much as a book report. But more importantly to me, a book report forces the reader to think about, process, and regurgitate the content from a third person point of view. Writing a book report encourages reading comprehension. The tricky part is getting your kids to write book reports.
A few years ago now, I discovered these notebooking pages which greatly encouraged my children to write book reports. We had them write a book report for each book they read that summer – and the process we discovered to motivate them (drawing an illustration for each book report) worked wonderfully well. I still have a few of those book reports saved away!
Today, I have a struggling reader who needs all the help and motivation he can get when it comes to reading and comprehension. He is the inspiration behind my series of reading-related Minecraft® printables. Because he loves Minecraft, relating almost any learning activity to Minecraft makes it less of a burden. Yesterday, I introduced the Minecraft Reading Logs. Today, I am introducing these Minecraft Book Report forms so that we can work on reading comprehension.
Use these Minecraft-themed Book Report Forms to inspire your children to draw and write creative book reports. (And no, they don’t have to read Minecraft books. Although I do have a great list of those if you are looking for some.) You can even have them illustrate the book “Minecraft-style” and then go recreate their illustration in the actual game! Connect your child’s passions to their learning experience whenever you can get away with it!
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Eve Webb says
What a great idea, my boys love Minecraft. Thanks.