Book Reports


(We keep track of all book reports you do in class or in your homework packets-including the book/reading vouchers for out loud reading of stories.) This is NOT the same as DIBELS/FLUENCY goals, although it will help your child meet those goals to work on book report goals!

If you read:

25, 50, 75 Books-A Sticker on our Book Report Chart

100 Books-School T-Shirt or a New Book (Depending on the money available for t-shirts)

200 Books=Pizza in the Room! (End of Qtr.)

300 Books=Pizza and Ice Cream in the Room!! (End of Qtr.)

400 Books=A New Book of Your Choice and Pizza and Ice Cream in the room.


Book Reports and Oral Reading/Book Vouchers are another great way to improve Fluency and Comprehension!!

1.  The student must do all of the writing, except of course for the parent/adult signature.

2.  The book report will only count if it is complete and an adult has signed it.  Reports can only be done on a book once-we won’t accept, for example, 6 book reports on The Cat In the Hat. J  And even if you witness your child reading silently (which the last two report forms can be used for), the report still needs to be signed.

3.  It is a good idea to have your child use/do a variety of report forms every once in a while.  That way they are practicing different skills.

4.  Parents, we leave it up to you to help your child decide on his/her goals (beyond the homework requirements).  We highly recommend pushing your child to do as many reports as possible-simply because we want them to increase fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.  But we do not have a set requirement on this. (Again, except for the 3 reports every week for homework).  OBVIOUSLY THE MORE THEY READ THE BETTER THEY WILL READ!!

5.  Don’t forget-anytime your child reads a story from a reading book, he/she can do a report on it!  Also, any little paper book, poem, or story in the homework can be read and reported on.  CHAPTER BOOKS:  A report can be done on each chapter!

6.  You child can always get more book report forms from us here at school.  But it maybe a good idea to run off some on your own if you can. (we can run out quickly).

7.  Remind your child that FLUENCY (fast and smooth reading) is best practiced by reading outloud as quickly as possible.  COMPREHENSION is best practiced by reading at a slower pace, which helps when taking a test or answering questions about what you read.  That is when you need to take your time and read carefully.