- Allow the student a lengthy amount of time to "read" the book. My son's teacher allowed them six weeks to read a little over 100 pages... this amounted to a little over 3 pages a day!
- Allow the student to listen to the book on CD while following along in the book. This appeals to both visual and auditory learners.
- Allow the student to type the report. The thought of hand writing a book report will overwhelm many students. Tell them they can type it on a computer and the stress will be instantly lessened.
- Allow the students to work in teams. Students will feed off of each other.
- Allow the students to give oral, rather than written, book report presentations.
These are just a few things that my son's teacher did to ensure her class' success. You can find additional tips on the ADDitude Magazine website. When your child's teacher mentions those two dreaded words...book report...there's no need to cringe!