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Spring Novel / Literature Circles

Book Report Outline/Template Use the linked form as an outline for a book report on a fiction book.  Also available as a downloadable .doc file

Write to the authorStudents can see if their book's  author is on the linked list and try writing a letter or email.  All these authors usually respond.

c/o Scholastic Inc.
555 Broadway
New York, NY 10012
Beverly Cleary
Letters to Author
c/o HarperCollins Children's Books
1350 Sixth Avenue
New York, NY 10019  
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

9910 Holmhurst Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20817


  • Students will keep a journal and make a short summary of each chapter and list any new or memorable vocabulary words (at least 4-5 for each chapter).
  • Students read some chapters in both pairs and in literature circles.
  • Students do a book report for the book (see outline link above).

holesHoles by Louis Sachar

Extensive Chapter by Chapter Guide
Chapter Activities and Tests from Tennessee
Student Activities from ThinkQuest

Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary

shilohShiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Book Study Resources
     Scholastic Guide

     e-mints Teacher Guide
     Studyguide (pdf)