We used to call those “oral book reports.”

NWA Democrat-Gazette/ J.T. WAMPLER -- Students give oral book reports Thursday Feb. 26, 215. The students in Ginger Stegall's classes at R.E. Baker Elemenary in Bentonville dressed in costumes and used small props to accompany their reports.

It depends on the grade, but my son was asked to do an oral book report on his favorite book.

Reading activities outside of the classroom not only increase the reader’s motivation, but they also enable the teacher to overcome the constraints imposed by having large numbers of students in small classrooms. Reciprocal and nonreciprocal reading skills (Widdowson 1978) can be achieved more easily in an outdoor setting. Reciprocal reading allows students to interact with one another in interpreting their materials. It can include choral renditions of poetry, oral book reports, and dramatizations of short stories. Team members may use this environment to boost team reading targets.

Preparing an Oral Book Report - tesol tasks

He had to follow a specific procedure in preparing the oral book report.

So, you have already finished writing your book report and now have to give its oral presentation. For some students, making oral book reports is not an easy mission. Why? Well, the main reason is that not everybody can perform in front of people.

However, if you get ready for your oral book report in advance and know what exactly to talk about, this public performance will be an exciting and useful experience for you.

Below we offer several points you should pay attention to when preparing your oral book report.

Your audience

It is very important to keep in mind your audience when making the oral book report. Does everybody in class know the book you are going to discuss? Is there someone who does not like it? Try to make your oral book report interesting for everyone.

An outline for your oral book report

Before giving a public performance, make an outline of your presentation. The outline of your oral book report should include the following: