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  • 1. Writing A Good Book Review
  • 2. What Is A Book Review ?
    • A written opinion of what you think of a certain book as well as an accompanying summary
  • 3. 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
  • 4. Paragraph 1
    • The first paragraph follows the title and author.
    • In the 1 st paragraph, you will need to include the genre, and what type of people the book is geared towards
  • 5. Paragraph 2
    • In the 2 nd 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
  • 6. Paragraph 3
    • Your 3 rd 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)
  • 7. Paragraph 3-PLANNER
    • For your summary, you will need to design a phases planner
    Phase 1 Talk about the main events in the 1 st 4 th of your book Phase 2 Talk about the main events and the problems that occur during the 1 st 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
  • 8. 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.
  • 9. 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