Book Review Writing: a Guide for Young Reviewers

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Encourage scholars to share their love of reading with informative and engaging book reviews. Here, you'll find a series of guides that walk learners through the review writing process. Included in the collection is information about what a review looks like, what should be written in a review, special tips and tricks for specific types of books, and examples.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Copy and place materials in an envelope for early finishers to use when time permits
  • Send papers home as a packet over long breaks or vacation for additional practice
  • Invite pupils to share their completed reviews 
Classroom Considerations

  • The series of guides is designed for learners who are gifted and/or scholars who are capable of working independently
  • Copies are required  
  • The plan states the lesson is best implemented in a classroom 
Pros

  • Each lesson is written clearly and in kid-friendly language 
  • Examples provided are written by young readers
Cons

  • Assessment strategies and a rubrics are mentioned, but not included 
Common Core