How to Make the Setting of a Book Report

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Writing a book report allows you to give a summary of a story briefly. This is a common assignment for students in all grades from grammar school to university. A book report should include sections about the plot, conflicts and resolutions in the story, as well as the setting. Knowing how to write about the setting of a story in a book report gives you the ability to deliver a descriptive account of the story's environment.

1 Setting

Label a section of your book report as "Setting." This should be the first section after the title and author information of your book report.

2 Write down the main setting

Write down the main setting of the story. Is it the name of a city, country or another planet?

3 Describe the primary setting

Describe the primary setting of the story. Write about its main features such as noticeable weather or its appearance. Be descriptive.

4 Describe the setting

Describe how the setting of the story pertains to the plot, characters and timeline. Does a major event take place in the primary setting? If so, describe the importance of the book's setting.

5 Add character details to the setting

Add character details to the setting. For example, if the main character has strong opinions about the setting of the story, include this point of view in your description.

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