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Name: __________________________

Written Book Report Rubric


Points
MLA Format: One page summary is in MLA format: Times New
Roman, 12pt font, double spaced. Header includes
teachers name, students name, Language Arts (6,7, or
8) and date book report is to be presented.

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Paragraph 1: Give the title of the book and author in complete


sentences. Describe the type of book (i.e. fictional
story,
mystery, science fiction, biography, fantasy,
autobiography, etc.). Establish the exposition/setting
of
the story (place and time) and describe important
characters. Must be four sentences or more.

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Paragraph 2: Describe the main conflict or problem in the story.


2 conflicts the main character faces and identify
them
as either external or internal conflicts.

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Paragraph 3: Describe the main character and identify whether he


or she is a flat character, round character, or dynamic
character. 3 specific examples proving that character is
a clear example of one of the above terms.

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Paragraph 4: Give your opinion of the book. Provide SPECIFIC


reasons
or parts of the book you enjoyed or did not enjoy. You
may include more than just one reason you liked and
disliked the book. Must be three - four sentences or
more.

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CUPS:

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Proofread and edit your report to eliminate


Capitalization, Usage, Punctuation, and Spelling errors.
Total Points:

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21

Grading Scale
3 POINTS:
Met all criteria completely and accurately. Shows attention to detail and
exemplary effort.
2 POINTS:

Satisfied most criteria. Some information may be inaccurate or missing.

1 POINT:

Addressed the area with minimal effort. Information is incomplete or inadequate.

O POINTS:

Non-existent elements. No effort given towards completion.

Name: __________________________
Book Talk Rubric
Points
Genre:

Identify the genre of the book and what elements of


the novel support this type of genre.

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Setting:

Describe where and when the story takes place.


Support your ideas by including the specific details from
the story that helped you figure out where and when.
Include sensory details (sights, sounds, etc.).

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Characters: Describe the main characters of the story flat,


round, dynamic. Include information about their
personality traits and physical characteristics. Please
support your ideas by including the specific details from
the story that helped you figure out their traits and
appearance.

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Summary:

Summarize the main idea and key events of the story.


Include details about the problem and climax.

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Critique:

Share your opinions of the book and/or author.


Support your opinions using specific information from
the story.

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Presentation: Use effective communication skills. Speak loud


enough for everyone to hear you and make eye contact
with your audience. Please do not only read to the
audience from your note cards or slides. You are
presenting, not reading.

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Visual Aid:

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Use a visual aid to support the ideas you are


presenting.
Total Points:

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21

Grading Scale
3 POINTS:
Met all criteria completely and accurately. Shows attention to detail and
exemplary effort.
2 POINTS:

Satisfied most criteria. Some information may be inaccurate or missing.

1 POINT:

Addressed the area with minimal effort. Information is incomplete or inadequate.

O POINTS:

Non-existent elements. No effort given towards completion