This resource discusses book reports and how to write them.

Sometimes writing a book report can be easier if you think about a format for writing. Students often ask, which information should go where? What information is important, and what is not? How should I build my report so that it is easy to read – and I get a great grade?

Book reports are a way to show how well you understood a book and to tell what you think about it.

To save you time in coloring your example that you show to your students, I have included color sandwich templates in this teaching resources set. I display my finished sandwich book report at the front of my classroom so that students can refer to it as they are completing their own sandwich projects.

Below is an example of my sandwich book report grading rubric.

At times he seemed like a child giving a book report, frequently looking at prepared notes. A lively mix of author interviews, audio book previews and chats with those influential in the literary world, The Book Report has become appointment listening for bibliophiles and book clubs looking for new novels to read. It's a great way to find out which novels, thrillers or non-fiction titles are hot in the book world and which ones critics and readers are buzzing about.

This sandwich book report project is divided into 7 writing sections:

Vocabulary development, character study, summarization skills, art, and a special project... all part of this fantastic book report/project. Includes a grading rubric. Common Core: ELA: RI.5.1-3

Thank you for visiting my Sandwich book report project page.


Writing a book report can be a lot of fun. It gives you a chance to read a new book and then tell your teacher and friends what you thought about it.These book report forms are suitable for both beginning readers and older children. The first is simply a form they can fill out that becomes their book report. The second set is an outline primer plus a page for them to handwrite their report (if you don’t already make them use a word processor!).I love that my kids start reading again so much once school starts (read: I’m not so great about convincing them to read over the summer)! And they are finally at the age when they all have to do real book reports. I’m not a great homework helper, but I try to make up for it with printable worksheets that really will help them do a better job in school.Most teachers have their own requirements, and sometimes a specific format they expect you to follow, so be sure to check, but the following general elements of a book report or book review should be helpful.