Book Reports

Book Report Schedule and Criteria
Grades K-8
2020-2021 School Year

Categories for book reports are based on the NAD reading program and are for the purpose of exposing students to many forms of literature. Students should choose books that are suitable for their reading level. Students may select books from the public library as well as books from our own school library.

Include the title of the book, author’s name, and number of pages in ALL book reports.

Due Date



Sept. 15


Biography or Autobiography of an American Leader

Role-play. Oral presentation. Use good speaking protocol.

  • Role-play the character. Dress the part. Tell about the life and accomplishments of the character in a first-person dialogue.
  • Write a short report explaining how this person impacted our nation and/or the world. Include a timeline that outlines the individual’s accomplishments and importance. Use these materials during your oral presentation.

Oct. 13

My World

Learn about a world culture that is different than your own.

Oral only.

  • 3-5 Minute Oral Presentation. Use the rules for good public speaking. Show pictures, share pictures of foods, use a map, compare the culture to the culture where you live. Note similarities and differences.
  • How can or are we sharing the story of Jesus with people in that culture?

Nov. 17

Living Things

God’s Second Book

Nature, Science, Wonders of Creation

Picture Essay.

  • Use a minimum of 8-10+ pictures. Pictures are to be drawn by the student. Picture captions will be complete sentences and well developed short paragraphs.
  • The Picture Essay should give a clear overview of the entire book.

Dec. 15

Spiritual Journey

Mission, Conversion, Witnessing, Getting to Know God

Written. May share orally.

  • Written report. 3-5 paragraphs. Briefly outline the main idea of the book. Explain the impact of the story on the lives of the characters or the lives of those who read the book.
  • Write an additional paragraph giving your own ideas about the importance or experience of spiritual growth in your own life.

Jan. 26

Friends and Family


Creative Presentation. At least one week in advance, talk with the teacher about how you will present.

  • Ideas – role play, audio tape, interview, picture essay, puppets, game, board talk, etc.
  • Reveal (show) the importance of positive relationships.

Feb. 23

People interacting with the natural world



Taking care of the environment

Protecting habitat and species

Choice of presentation format.

  • Focus on the theme of your book. Tell what you learned.
  • Discuss any life lessons or spiritual lessons that you learned from the book.

March 30


History – any time period

Secular or Biblical

18" x 24" (approx.) Poster.

  • Focus on the theme. Give attention to layout, lettering, color, neatness, and content.
  • Make an oral presentation. Use your poster as a visual aid.

April 27

Topic of your choice

Fiction, Literature, Nonfiction, etc.

Creative Presentation of your choice. A week before the due date, please let the teacher know how you wish to present.