Essentials for Successful Homeschooling 10 – Book Reports

This is article Number 10 in the Series, Essentials for Successful Homeschooling

This Essentials for Successful Homeschooling series is written for the benefit of anyone who wants guidance to implement a successful homeschooling program. These articles will be numbered, and should be read in order. The content for each article is taken from the Enrollment Application and processes for students in Family Tree Private School, a school for homeschooling families.  Family Tree Private School supports a Biblical foundation for life and learning, and enrollment is open to all.

BOOK REPORT GUIDELINE
Book Reports may be assigned for many different reasons, such as supplemental work
to focus on specific topics, work assignments to replace curriculum, extra credit work
to earn special privileges, or to practice research and writing skills. When assigning a Book Report, break down the steps to completing the report over a period of time. For example, a monthly Book Report assignment can be broken down as follows:

1. First week – have the student research and submit a list of several topics of
interest and 3 major resources.
2. Second week –After the student picks one main topic and theme, they submit a
rough draft outline of sub-topics and a list of resources they will use.
3. Third week – student submits completed rough draft of written report, illustration
page and title page (or a rough draft of each). You would proof read the rough draft,
give suggestions, and help student make corrections.
4. Fourth week – student submits final report in the format above, and you can
schedule a time for them to present it to an audience if you wish.

GRADING (Possible 100 Points)
PLACING REPORT IN A FOLDER 5
TITLE PAGE 1
ILLUSTRATIONS & CAPTIONS 10
OUTLINE 15
BODY OF REPORT: SPELLING AND MECHANICS 20
BODY OF REPORT – CONTENT 45
BIBLIOGRAPHY 4
100 points Total

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