Was finding a free book report template (or three) on your to-do list? If not, you might want to add it! Believe it or not, a printable book report template has a lot of uses, both at home and school, and for kids and adults!
Remember book reports? Even if you were a total bookworm, they could be tricky, right? You had to figure out exactly what to include and how to concisely convey that information. In fact, even if you always had your nose in a book, book reports were often dreaded, much like your school cafeteria’s meatloaf!
Well, I’m prepared to turn that “not meatloaf” dread into “it’s pizza day!” joy with the help of a free book report template. Yep, whether your child has been tasked with reading a book or you want to dive deeper into that book club novel, these free downloads can help. Trust me, this is not your traditional boring old 4th grade book report template!
Lined Printable Book Report Template
Okay, let’s start with the most obvious need for a free book report template—your child has been tasked with reading a book and compiling a report. Whether you’re in need of a high school, 2nd or 5th grade book report template, this first printable will likely do the trick. It’s straightforward without being too shallow and offers plenty of room for their thoughts on the book.
The benefit of having this book report template 3rd grade (or whatever grade) printable on-hand is that your child can review it before cracking open a book. This means he or she will know exactly what to look for while reading. Spoiler alert: It’s way easier to take notes while reading than to try to remember everything and then write it down after finishing.
Tip: If your child is going to be jotting down notes while reading, print out multiple copies of this 4th grade book report template. (Again, it works for just about any grade, even high school!). That way they can write as many notes as needed and then go back and refine and perfect their thoughts afterward.
Psst! Is your kid having trouble keeping track of his or her homework? Set them up for success by using a free homework chart printable.
Gray Printable Book Report Template
The second free book report template asks all the same questions as the first printable; however, it offers more space to talk about the symbolism and messaging of the book as well as additional space to list references and sources. That means it may be more suitable as a 5th grade book report template and up; in other words, for junior high through high school students vs. 2nd graders.
This 5th grade book report template (or whatever grade you think is suitable) doesn’t have to be only for school. If you want to encourage your child to expand their literary knowledge, you could assign this as home work (get it? 🙂 ). In other words, have your child read a book at home and complete this free book report template.
Tip: In fact, you could make it one of their chores! Add reading a book and completing a report to the free printable chore chart for kids to keep your kid accountable. To motivate your child, consider letting him or her pick from a list of books and perhaps assign different point values based on the difficulty of the book they choose!
Block Printable Book Report Template
The last free book report template is in a block format and is fairly condensed. Remember how I said that these book report templates weren’t just for kids? Well, this is what I had in mind—you could use this printable as a way to keep either a book journal for your own personal growth or to organize your thoughts for a book club.
Yep, this concise one sheeter works as either a book report template 3rd grade printable or a grown up printable! In fact, if you’re hosting a book club, consider printing copies for everyone. It’ll help them keep in mind different things to look for while reading.
Do you have a little one who is nowhere near ready for a 4th grade book report template or a book in general? If your child is just learning to appreciate the ABCs, here are some educational printables and activities you may want to download:
- 3 ABC worksheets
- St. Patrick’s Day word search
- Christmas word search
- 7 back-to-school word searches
- Disney word search
- Printable letters including printable alphabet letters
And while they won’t help with your child’s reading and writing skills, these preschool level activities are also educational and fun:
Can you think of other unorthodox (outside of school) uses for these printable book report templates? Share your thoughts and feedback in the comments!