Not Your Grandma's Book Report

Alternatives to the Traditional Book Report

Why an alternative?

Comprehension is an essential component to successful reading. Teachers want to ensure that their students are understanding what they read. However, traditional book reports often disengage students and don't truly capture the students' ownership of the text. These resources are meant to offer alternatives to the traditional book report while still capturing comprehension.



ChatterPix Kids



6 word summaries (Google Slides)

Book Club Forms

Additional Ideas


iMovie Book Trailers

Non-tech Ideas

Sharing Your Ideas

Lynn Kleinmeyer

Lynn Kleinmeyer is the Teacher Librarian at Titan Hill Intermediate, a 2nd-5th grade building in Council Bluff's Lewis Central School District. Prior to becoming the Teacher Librarian, Lynn taught 7th grade Reading for 13 years in Plattsmouth, NE.