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Name: _________________ Independent Reading Book Review
How do you feel about the novel(s) you are reading for Independent...
Name: _________________ Independent Reading Book Review
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IDEAS & CONTENT:
The review is clear, focused, and interest...
Name: _________________ Independent Reading Book Review
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Book review

  1. 1. Name: _________________ Independent Reading Book Review How do you feel about the novel(s) you are reading for Independent Reading? Would you recommend it to a friend or family member? Why or why not? Readers all across the world rely on the opinions and thoughts of others when choosing books to read. Your task, as a reader and a writer, is to compose a book review on one of your independent reading novels. What is a book review? What are common characteristics that professionals use when writing book reviews, book jacket blurbs, and teasers? Brainstorm about your book. What should you include in your review?
  2. 2. Name: _________________ Independent Reading Book Review Rubric IDEAS & CONTENT: The review is clear, focused, and interesting. It holds the reader's attention. Ideas are original and clearly portray the novel. Related details support the writer’s opinion with facts from the novel (Properly Cited Quote or Quotes). ___/20 Points CONVENTIONS: The writer uses standard writing conventions very well to make the review easy to read. ___/10 Points ORGANIZATION: The order makes sense and is easy to follow. The review has an easy flow and rhythm. It is easy to read aloud. An inviting introduction HOOKS the reader. The conclusion has a book recommendation. ___/20 Points VOICE & WORD CHOICE: The writer speaks directly to the reader in a way that is individual, compelling, and engaging. Words are specific and accurate. Lively verbs add energy while specific nouns and modifiers add depth. ____/10 Points SENTENCE FLUENCY: The writing sounds natural—the sentences have different beginnings, lengths, and structures. ___/10 Points TRANSITIONS: Writer uses transition words and phrases between sentences and paragraphs to connect ideas. ___/5 Points Literary Elements: The writer includes literary elements from the novel and uses details and examples to support their opinion and review of the novel. ___/10 Points PRESENTATION: The form and presentation of the text enhances the ability for the reader to understand and connect with the message. It is pleasing to the eye. The header and required book information are correct. ____/10 Points TITLE: Has an interesting title (attention grabbing) ____/5 Points TOTAL POINTS: ___/100 Points
  3. 3. Name: _________________ Independent Reading Book Review

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