Free 3rd Grade Book Report Template

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Are you looking for a cool 3rd grade book report template? If so this is the one for you.

This free homeschool printable is perfect to encourage the kids to read.

Do you have a child who dislikes writing assignments but needs to complete a book report?

This creative book report contains places to draw a new front cover, plus somewhere to draw their favorite character and a picture of the book setting.

Plus all the other elements of a more traditional book report, such as the title, the author, the child’s review of the book, the main character, a brief summary, and how the story ends.

book report template for 3rd grade

This free book report template is perfect for students in 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade.

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What are the benefits of 3rd grade students writing a book report?

There are several benefits of 3rd grade students writing a book report. Here are some of them:

  1. Writing a book report requires students to read the book carefully and understand the story. This helps to develop their reading comprehension skills.
  2. Writing a book report requires students to analyze and evaluate the book they have read. They need to think critically about the story, characters, and themes. This helps to develop their critical thinking skills.
  3. Writing a book report helps students to improve their writing skills. They learn how to organize their thoughts, write clear sentences and paragraphs, and use proper grammar and punctuation.
  4. Writing a book report also encourages creativity. Students can add their own creative touches to the report, such as drawing pictures and creating a diorama of the story’s setting.

Book report template 3rd grade

This free printable book report template is free to print but is for personal or classroom use only. Scroll to the bottom of the page to get the pdf file.

This is no boring book report, and the kids are going to love completing it.

This free book report can be used with students in second grade, third grade, fourth grade, and fifth grade.

Whether you are a homeschool mom, a teacher, or a librarian, this is a great no preparation download.

Have fun with the my favorite book worksheet too!

3rd grade book report template

The activities in this book report include:

  • Book title
  • Author
  • Rating out of 5 stars
  • Main character
  • Design a new front cover
  • Draw a picture of your favorite character
  • Draw a picture of the book setting
  • Write a brief summary of the book
  • How did the story end?

When the kids have read the book they can complete this fun book report. Fill out the book title and author. Color in how many stars they give the book out of 5.

Name who the main characters were, and then draw a picture of their favorite character and color them in.

Then they need to draw a picture of where the book was set.

Design, draw, and color in a new book cover.

They need to finally write a brief summary of the book, and state how the story ended.

Older students can use our free middle school book report template.

Creative book report ideas

If you are looking for even more book report suggestions you are going to love these fun activities:

  1. Turn the book they have read into a comic strip.
  2. Have students create a movie-style trailer for the book they read. They can use images, sound effects, and their own voice-over to describe the book and encourage others to read it.
  3. Ask students to choose a character from the book they read and write an interview with them. They can come up with questions and answers based on what they learned about the character from the book.
  4. Have students create a board game based on the book they read. They can design the game board, create playing pieces, and come up with game rules that relate to the story.
  5. Have students keep a book journal where they record their thoughts and reactions as they read the book. They can include drawings, quotes, and summaries of each chapter.
  6. Encourage students to form a book club where they can discuss the book they read with their classmates. Or if you are using this in your homeschool why not join a book club on Outschool?
  7. Ask students to create a new cover design for the book they read. They can use images, symbols, and colors that represent the story and its themes.
  8. Have kids create a storyboard that illustrates the plot of the book. They can draw scenes from the story and include captions that describe what’s happening.
  9. Create a puppet show based on the book they read. They can create puppets and a stage, and act out scenes from the story.
  10. Have students create a three-dimensional diorama that depicts a scene from the book. They can use materials such as cardboard, paper, and clay to create the diorama.

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Other free book related printables

These are some of the other free book printables we have:

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Tips for downloading the free files

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Within minutes you will be sent the free PDF directly to your email address, so you can print it out and start using it immediately.

Sometimes emails get a little wonky, so if you can’t see it, please check your spam folder where I am sure it is hiding.

Download the free printable book report template

Make sure you choose the correct paper size and click on the shrink to fit button. All of our free printables for kids work better when printed on cardstock (this is the one we use and love.)

Favorite books for elementary students

My son absolutely loves reading and as such has reviewed hundreds of books. These are some of his favorite books that are perfect for third graders:

Last Updated on 11 April 2024 by homeschoolof1

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