Knowledge Box Central: Literature Analysis/Book Report Lapbook

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  • Reviewed on Wednesday, May 30, 2012
  • Grades Used: 4th-12th
  • Dates used: 2012
Tired of boring book reports but still want your children to have something to go with the books they are reading for school? This is just the ticket! With many different pages for all types and grade levels of analysis, this book can be used for a huge project or just as a guide for a simple book report. With 63 pages available to print over and over, this is all you need for literature analysis.

For the younger student, teach plot, characters, vocabulary, and get creative with a new and different ending. Create drawings of the characters and scenes. This creation will not only show off what your child learned from the book, but will also be a beautiful keepsake of that grade level. Your child will enjoy decorating all the fun pages! We loved coming up with different endings for the book.

The older children may not be as interested in the artistry of these books, but that's okay. The work is harder as they get older, and there is a lot to learn through true literature analysis. Discuss the theme of the book. Was there any injustice? Would you have reacted differently? Making a time line of the events is a fun way to figure out what went wrong and perhaps when a different path could have been taken.

This lapbook can be used for students as young as 4th grade (even a little younger if they are reading well) and all the way up to high school. The beauty of it is, you don't need to buy another one each year. You can purchase this resource for $5.00 and print it over and over again! Print only what you need for each child. We have always enjoyed using these lapbooks, and I know you will, too.