Comic Strip Book Report Template for Kids and Teens
Most kids love superheroes! And many kids also love comic books. Even kids and teens who don’t usually love reading or writing often enjoy reading comic books and writing (and drawing) their own comic strips. To capitalize on your kids’ love of superheroes and comic books, try these comic strip book report templates and have them do comic strip book reports!
How to Use These Comic Strip Book Reports
For Younger Kids
These comic strip book reports are great for encouraging kids who don’t particularly enjoy reading and writing (or book reports, for that matter!), but they’re also great for kids of all ages who don’t yet have strong reading and writing skills. Why? Because these comic strip templates allow those children a way to “write” book reports mostly by drawing!
With these kids, you may decide to have them create their comic strip book reports based on books you’ve read aloud to them or audiobooks they’ve listened to. This is a great way to help them think more deeply about what they’ve read (or heard) in a way that is fun and doesn’t seem like a test.
For Older Kids and Teens
If you have older kids or teens (or even younger kids who are good readers and have strong writing skills), you can have them include more writing in their book reports. You may also want to have them create their reports based on books they’ve read independently rather than books you’ve read aloud to them or audiobooks they’ve heard.
But of course, it’s ultimately up to you how much independent reading, writing, or drawing you want to have your children do. One of the best things about homeschooling is having the ability to adjust assignments and requirements to fit the needs of each child!
Things to Include in the Book Report (for Kids and Teens)
It’s a good idea to discuss with your children what a book report is and what should be included in one. For example, you’ll want to be sure to have them include the basics such as:
- title of the book
- author of the book
- plot (This can be done on the chapter summary pages.)
- what your child liked and/or didn’t like about the book (for younger kids)
- personal opinion/endorsement (similar to likes/dislikes but more in-depth for older kids or teens)
For younger children, it might be helpful to discuss these things and make a plan for using the available boxes wisely in order to have enough boxes to include all of the necessary information. (A wonderful lesson in planning!) Or you may simply want to print extra copies of the book report template pages so they can use as many boxes as they like!
Older students should be able to plan independently for how to use the boxes. It’s still a good idea, though, to give them a reminder ahead of time to think about it or to let them know that you can print extra pages if needed.
Additional Information You May Choose to Include
There are some other things you might want to help them (or remind them) to consider such as:
- What is the climax of the story?
- How many boxes will the climax occupy?
- What is the conclusion of the story?
- How many boxes will the conclusion occupy?
- Is there anything else you want to include in your report?
You’ll probably find that, as you discuss these details with your children, they will gain a deeper understanding of what they’ve read even before they begin working on their book reports! This conversation will also help you better determine your children’s level of understanding of the story, the characters, and the plot. And if your children have misunderstood anything in the story, you’ll be better able to determine why and help correct the misunderstandings.
This pack includes four different layouts with two versions. There’s one for book reports and one for chapter summaries – which is useful for older children reading longer books. There are eight pages included in total.
I hope you find that your children enjoy using these comic strip book report templates to create their own book reports – comic strip style! Click the link below to go to the store to download yours.