Out of the box book reports and tutoring

In addition to giving students the ability to explain, interpret, and synthesize what they have read, we virtually work with students and offer personalized tutoring and mentoring to help students to improve their writing literacy through their book report submissions. 

We encourage students to write out their book reports on paper first and upload an image or PDF of their pages.  They may also type it up if they choose, but we do not want the computer making corrections for them before having written it on paper.   DMMSI will read all book reports and work with students virtually via our ticket support system or online course access.  Once a book report is complete, meaning each student has heard back from DMMSI regarding their submission, students will be awarded their points.

Grade Level Requirements

click below to learn about our Book report types

Movie Pitch

Students create an “elevator pitch” (i.e., a pitch delivered in the time it would take to ride an elevator) that explains to a producer why the book would make a good movie. Students give suggestions about who should play the characters and identify an element that might need to change for the movie version. (This option is available for books that have not already been made into movies.)

Book/Movie Comparison

If students read a book that has already been made into a movie, they can write a comparison between the book and the movie. They should include information about key changes from the book and develop ideas about why these changes were made and how effective they were.

New Character Introduction

Students introduce a new character into the book they read. They explain who the character is, which book characters the new character would interact with, what role the new character would play, and how the new character would affect the rest of the book.

Interview With A Character

Students write questions they would ask a character in the book they read. When they have finished writing the questions, they then answer these from the perspective of the character. (Great for non-fiction books)

Another Point Of View

Students retell a part of the book they read from a different point of view. They may choose to use first-person point of view or third-person narration to switch to the perspective of a different character.

Alternate Ending

Students rewrite the ending of the book they read and explain why they made the change they did.

Comic Strip (Great for non-fiction books)

Students condense the book they read into a comic strip/graphic novel. We challenge them to tell the whole story in the new format, not just one section of the book.