In the A Beka Academy program, a book report has to have the following parts:
Part 1: Important information about the book
- the title of the book
- the author of the book
- the type of book (fiction, nonfiction, biography, etc.)
- the number of pages in the book
Part 2: What the book is about
Part 3: An exciting or interesting part in the book
Part 4: A signed statement verifying that the whole book was read
I included some of the book reports that she worked on this year.
Song of the Brook
Saved at Sea was the second book she was assigned to read.
She completed an Encyclopedia report on George Washington Carver.
She just recently finished reading a biography on Helen Keller, and was required to give an oral book report for the experience of speaking before an audience.
She is currently reading through Standing in the Light: The Captive Diary of Catharine Carey Logan.
Aaron was required to read six books this year in the 9th grade program. He was assigned to complete full-length, short-length and oral book reports.
He read Up from Slavery, an autobiography by Booker T. Washington, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol, The Great Airport Mystery by Franklin W. Dixon, The Caribbean Cruise Caper also by Franklin W. Dixon, C.S. Lewis: Master Storyteller by Janet & Geoff Benge, Hudson Taylor: Deep in the Heart of China also by Janet & Geoff Benge, and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis.
He was also assigned an oral book report. It had two parts: the written preparation and the oral presentation.
Why read books?