´╗┐Teacher Winnie stands in front of a smart board.

Teacher Winnie is in her twenties, with straight brown hair in a half do. She wears glasses and a blue Homework Zone T-shirt.

She says HI, I'M
TEACHER WINNIE,
AND TODAY ON
THE
HOMEWORK ZONE,
I'M GOING TO
SHOW YOU HOW
TO WRITE A BOOK
REPORT.
SO, A BOOK
REPORT IS BASICALLY
THE TEACHER ASKING
YOU WHAT YOU
THOUGHT OF THE
BOOK OR A SUMMARY
OF WHAT YOU'VE
READ.
SO, WHEN WE
LOOK AT THE SUMMARY,
WE KNOW EXACTLY IF
YOU'VE READ
THE WHOLE
STORY AND WHAT THE
STORY'S ABOUT.
I'LL SHOW
YOU WHAT I MEAN.
LET'S GO TO THE
SMARTBOARD.
NOW, WHEN WE
WRITE A BOOK
REPORT, IT'S LIKE
READING A STORY.
WE WANT TO
HAVE A BEGINNING,
WE WANT TO HAVE
A MIDDLE,
AND WE WANT
TO HAVE AN END.
SO, I'LL SHOW YOU
WHAT I MEAN.
NOW, IN THE
BEGINNING OF A
BOOK REPORT,
IT'S PROBABLY
IMPORTANT
TO TALK
ABOUT, WELL,
THE TITLE OF
THE STORY.
WHAT IS THE
TITLE OF YOUR STORY?
MAYBE WHO IS IT BY,
THE AUTHOR
OF
THE STORY.
YOU ALSO WANT
TO INCLUDE
THE SETTING;
WHERE DOES THE
STORY TAKE PLACE?
IT COULD BE MORE
THAN ONE PLACE,
BUT YOU CAN
LIST THE MAIN PLACES
THAT IT TAKES PLACE,
AND OF COURSE,
THE
CHARACTERS.
NOW, LOTS OF
STORIES HAVE
LOTS OF CHARACTERS,
BUT WE WANT
TO BE CAREFUL
NOT TO LIST ALL
THE CHARACTERS
IN THE STORY;
MAYBE JUST THE
MAIN CHARACTERS:
THE HERO, AND MAYBE
THE VILLAIN;
AND THEN, WE
GET INTO THE MIDDLE
OF THE STORY AND THE
MIDDLE OF YOUR
BOOK REPORT.
WHEN WE GET
TO THE MIDDLE,
WE WANT TO TALK ABOUT
THE EVENTS
THAT LEAD UP
TO THE PROBLEM.
NOW, EVERY STORY
HAS A PROBLEM
AND EVERY
PROBLEM HAS A CERTAIN
AMOUNT OF EVENTS
THAT KIND OF
BUILD UP
TO THAT PROBLEM,
AND WE WANT TO LIST
THEM OUT.
SO, IF IT
WAS SOMETHING THAT
HAPPENED TO SOMEONE
WHO LOST
THEIR
HOMEWORK -
WHAT HAPPENED THE
DAY BEFORE -
WE WANT TO KIND
OF TALK ABOUT IT
BEFORE IT ACTUALLY
HAPPENS.
SO, WE WANT
TO LIST THE EVENTS
OF THE STORY, AND
FINALLY AT THE
END OF
OUR BOOK REPORT,
THE TRICKY
PART.
WE WANT TO
TALK ABOUT THE
SOLUTION BUT WE
WANT TO TRY
TO TALK ABOUT
IT WITHOUT GIVING
AWAY THE
STORY.
SO, WE DON'T
WANT TO TELL THE
READERS WHAT THE
STORY'S ABOUT
AND WE DON'T
WANT TO TELL THEM
HOW IT ENDS, BUT
WE KIND OF
JUST WANT
TO TELL THEM,
"WELL, I WAS
SURPRISED
THAT
THE ENDING..."
YOU MIGHT WANT
TO SAY.
OR, YOU
MIGHT WANT TO SAY,
"I WAS SURPRISED THAT
THE CHARACTER
DID SOMETHING
THAT I DIDN'T
THINK HE
OR SHE WOULD."
SOMETHING TO SHOW
THAT YOU'VE
READ IT, BUT
YOU DON'T WANT TO
GIVE IT AWAY SO
THAT WHOEVER
READS YOUR
BOOK REPORT WILL BE
INTERESTED IN
READING
THE BOOK
THEMSELVES.
SO, I'M TEACHER
WINNIE,
AND THAT'S HOW WE
WRITE A BOOK REPORT.