What Is A Book Review ? • A written opinion of what you think of a certain book as well as an accompanying summary
A Good Book Review . . . • Gives a statement telling the genre and what types of people would enjoy reading this book. • Gives your personal opinions and thoughts about the book and relates the book to your personal life. • Gives a brief summary of what goes on in the book but not giving a way the final event ( to do this, you usually just say a question such as “Who will win the vigorous battle between ________ and ______? Read the book to find out ! • Leaves the reader in suspense
Paragraph 1 • The first paragraph follows the title and author. • In the 1st paragraph, you will need to include the genre, and what type of people the book is geared towards
Paragraph 2 • In the 2nd paragraph you want to include your personal opinions about the book and how parts relate to your personal life. • This paragraph is strictly about you and your thoughts, and enjoyments
HOMEWORK-DAY 1 • Tonight’s homework is to write the 1st 2 paragraphs of a book review on the book you will be using for this project. • At the end of this part of the unit you will put everything together for 1 grade
Paragraph 3 • Your 3rd paragraph is the longest of all of your paragraphs. • You will give a descriptive yet brief summary of at least 9 sentences but no more that 15 sentences. • You must go through phases 1 through 3 (see next slide)
Paragraph 3-PLANNER • For your summary, you will need to design a phases planner Phase 1 Talk about the main events in the 1st 4th of your book Phase 2 Talk about the main events and the problems that occur during the 1st part of the middle. Talk about the major problem Phase 3 Talk about the 3nd half of the middle and the steps leading up to the solution Phase 4 You don’t talk about this phase in your paragraph 3 but you must still plan it
Paragraph 4 • This is your last required paragraph • Talk about the following; • Author • Author’s purpose • Awards Book Has Received • Additional Info About The Book • Closing REMEMBER-WHAT EVR YOUR WRITE IN THE LAST PARAGRAPH IS WHAT MOST PEOPLE WILL COMMONLY REMEMBER.
HOMEWORK-DAY 2 • Write a Paragraph 3 & 4
PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER • Now you have a great report to be proud of that will count for a major part in your grade • I want this typed neatly in a readable font, size 14 by tomorrow
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