Season Three of Beyond the Book Report is the longest season. It contains three separate units that finish building the foundation for meaningful literature study and written response. You’ll receive a digital download with video lectures. BBR takes the student and teacher step-by-step through the entire process. See our full description below for details on each of the three units.


SEASON THREE has three sections:

  • The Essay
  • The Oral Book Report
  • The Research Paper

The Essay
– Concepts introduced:
Personal, literary, and “issues” (old-SAT) essays
– Activity:
Expanded version of our “Teaching the Essay” unit including new video lectures
A series of essays on short stories
– Final Product (100 pt total):
Essay on your book

The Oral Book Report
– Concepts introduced:
The DOs and DON’Ts of giving an oral presentation with slides
– Activity:
Watch video lecture on PowerPoint presentations
Find the errors in Mrs. Karl’s presentation!
– Final Product (100 pt total):
PowerPoint presentation of book

The Research Paper
– Concepts introduced:
How to write a research paper
Each step is broken down
– Activity:
Expanded version of our “Teaching the Research Paper” unit including video lectures
Students write a research paper on a famous author (informative)
– Final Product (100 pt total):
Research paper on the book, defending a thesis (argumentative)

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