The third grade teachers hope that you enjoy reading at least two books from the suggested reading list. You will need to complete book reports for two of the books that you read.
Summer Book Report Outline:
You will need to complete book reports for two of the books that you read. Book reports are due the first day of school. Please choose from the following three options. You may use the same option for both reports if you like.
Option #1 – Story Quilt
Students should make a paper quilt with nine squares. The middle square should include the title, the author, and the student’s name. Other squares should include: setting, characters, problem, solution, and four important events from the story. Squares should have writing and neat, colorful illustrations.
Option #2 – Character Poster
Students should draw one of the main characters in the middle of a sheet of poster board. Under the character, list the title, author, character’s name, and the student’s name. Using complete sentences, around the character should be a physical description of the character, the problem the character faced, how the character solved the problem, and at least three characteristics of the character with a reason why (For example: Helen Keller is courageous because she traveled all over the world even though she was blind and deaf.).
Option #3 – Written Report
The written report should be written as follows:
The first paragraph should include:
· The title (underline your book’s title)
· The author
· Type of book (fiction, non-fiction, biography . . .)
The second paragraph should:
· Tell about the characters (describe the characters and tell about the character’s actions, feelings, thoughts, words, etc.).
· Be in good paragraph form (indent the first sentence and include at least 3-4 complete sentences).
The third paragraph should:
· Tell about two important events in the story.
· Give two reasons why you liked the book.
· Be in good paragraph form.
3rd Grade Book List:
Adler, David - Andy Russell, Not Wanted by the Police
Angleberger, Tom – The Strange Case of Origami Yoda
Auch, Mary Jane - I Was a Third Grade Bodyguard, and others
Blume, Judy - Freckle Juice
Bulla, Clyde - Squanto, Friend of the Pilgrims
Christopher, Matt -Centerfield Ballhawk, Soccer Halfback, The Kid Who Only Hit Homers
Cleary, Beverly – Muggie Maggie
Danziger, Paula - Amber Brown is Not a Crayon
Davies, Jacqueline – The Lemonade War
Duffey, Betsy - The Gadget War, How to be Cool in the Third Grade
Erickson, Russell - Hank the Cowdog and sequels
Evans, Douglas -The Elevator Family
Ferris, Jeri - With Open Hands, A Story about Biddy Mason
Fleishman, Sid - The Ghost on Saturday Night
Friedman, Laurie B. - Mallory on the Move,and others
Holt, Kimberley Willis - Piper Reed Gets a Job
Howe, James – Bunnicula, The Celery Stalks at Midnight, and sequels
Hurwitz, Johanna - The Adventures of Ali Baba Bernstein, Class Clown
King-Smith, Dick - Smasher, The Water Horse, Babe, or others
Kline, Suzy - Herbie Jones series, Horrible Harry series
McDonald, Megan - Stink and the Guinea Pig Express and others, Judy Moody series
Michaels, Vaughan - Dodi's Prince
Namioka, Lensey - Yang the Youngest and his Terrible Ear, and others
Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds - The Grand Escapeand sequels
Pennypacker, Sara - Stuart's Cape, Clementineand sequels
Rockwell, Thomas - How to eat Fried Worms
Salisbury, Graham - Calvin Coconut
Scieszka, Jon -Summer Reading is Killing Me, and others
Sobol, Donald - the Encyclopedia Brown series
Warner, Helen Chandler - the Boxcar Children series
West, Jacqueline – The Books of Elsewhere series
White, E.B. – Charlotte’s Web