Story Based Book Report Worksheets

Do you think that preparing a short story book report will be easier than writing a usual book report? On the one hand, it is really so. At least, reading and comprehending a short story will take you less time and efforts than reading a big novel.

However, writing the short story book report itself can be the same tricky. Although you have to consider a short story, your report should include all basic elements that a typical book report has. Let us remind you about them.

Characters in a short story book report

The main characters of a story should be presented in any short story book report. Explain who they are, how they change in the course of the story, relations between what characters you think are the most important.

Setting in a short story book report

Describe where and when the story takes place. Do you think the chosen time and place are appropriate for the story?

Conflict in a short story book report

Any story, regardless of its length, has a conflict, the main problem. You should definitely touch upon it in your short story book report.

Climax and resolution in a short story book report

Sooner or later, the main problem or conflict reaches its peak and then the author presents a resolution. Describe the boiling point of your short story and explain how the main conflict was resolved.

So, the short story book report should include these essential elements. Do not forget that you can also use various forms to prepare your report and make it stand out, e.g. make an interview, a diary entry, a newspaper article, etc.

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Below is an example of my Mountain Story Map Book Report grading rubric:

There is a Listening Story Book report sheet. Please read a story toyour child and have them complete the sheet. You may use the library bookyour child has, or you may choose another of your child’s choice.

Writing Effective Short Story Book Reports

Wednesday – Pizza money due. Library book due. Listening Storybook report due.

Although writing short story book reports is not that complicated, your awareness of some major rules will make your work much easier. If you have experience of making some other types of book reports like or , you definitely can use it.

Yet, you should keep in mind one significant peculiarity of your assignment. You need to discuss a short story. It is a separate genre or literature, which means writing a short story book report will also differ from preparing a typical report.

Use these simple strategies for making good short story book reports.

Choose a topic carefully

First, you need to decide on a good short story. It should be 10-22 pages long. Make sure that you really like the story and you are interested in it; otherwise, work on your short story book report will not be that funny and exciting.


Read the story several times. Make notes while reading. Mark pages that you think contain important info or you want to use a quotation from this page in your short story book report.

Writing your short story book report

We strongly recommend you to make an outline before writing the final draft of your short story book report. Highlight all main ideas, add necessary details, and check your outline. This is what your outline and short story book report should include: