Intermediate Directions

Book Report

Reader’s Fair Fiction Guidelines

3rd – 5th Grades Are Required to Complete a Project

Below are the headings that must be included on your Reader’s Fair Board. The information may be typed or handwritten.


Title: Name of the book. Make sure the title is underlined or use italics if typing.                                                          Author: The person who wrote the words or text in a book. Illustrator: The person who contributed the pictures.        Setting: There are 2 parts to a book’s setting. You must include both! 1. TIME-When did the story happen? Be specific! 2. PLACE-Where did the story take place? If the story takes place in more than one location, choose only the most important place.

Main Characters: Do not list more than three characters. Write a short description of each character. Use adjectives to describe the characters.

Conflict:  What is the main problem in the story? Choose only one problem.     Solution/Resolution:  How is the problem solved?

Plot Summary: Summarize what happened in the story. Be sure to include each main character you listed above.      Theme: What is the life lesson/moral of the story?          Author’s Purpose: Why did the author write the story? (Persuade, inform, entertain) Explain.


Congratulations! The hard part is over; now, the fun begins! Use a standard tri-fold project board. The sides fold in to make the board stand by itself. Carefully type or write the story elements listed above. Decorate your board to represent the book that you chose. Be creative!

Non-Fiction Report

Reader’s Fair Non-Fiction Guidelines

3rd – 5th Grades

Below are the headings that must be included on your Reader’s Fair Board. The information may be typed or handwritten.


Title: Name of the book. Make sure the title is underlined or use italics if typing.                                                          Author: The person who wrote the words or text in a book. Photographer/Illustrator: The person who contributed the pictures.                                                              

You may not have information for every heading. You do not have to fill in the headings if the information is not in your book.            Topic:  What is this book about?                                                                                                                                  Important details:  List at least 3 details.              Important events:  Include important events in order.          Interesting information: Add any additional interesting information you would like to include

Here are some text features of non-fiction books: Include at least 3 different features you find in your book.

  • Captions: Help you better understand a picture or photograph

  • Comparisons: These sentences help you to picture something {Example: A whale shark is a little bit bigger than a school bus.}

  • Glossary: Helps you define words that are in the book

  • Graphics: Charts, graphs, or cutaways are used to help you understand what the author is trying to tell you

  • Illustrations/Photographs: Help you to know exactly what something looks like

  • Index: This is an alphabetical list of ideas that are in the book. It tells you what page the idea is on.

  • Labels: These help you identify a picture or a photograph and its parts

  • Maps: help you to understand where places are in the world

  • Special Print: When a word is bold, in italics, or underlined, it is an important word for you to know

  • Subtitles: These headings help you to know what the next section will be about

  • Table of Contents: Helps you identify key topics in the book in the order they are presented.



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