Book Reviews How to write a book review and post it on  http://cool2read.edublogs.org
Read a book <ul><li>Find something you really want to read </li></ul><ul><li>Look for, ask others, search cool 2 read and ...
Write a reading journal <ul><li>Write about your reading –  Include:  </li></ul><ul><li>interesting words, terms, sayings ...
Write a review – What is it? <ul><li>Summary, in 1 or 2 sentences </li></ul><ul><li>Describe how the author tells the stor...
Assess your own writing <ul><li>After a day or two, reread your review; read it out loud! </li></ul><ul><li>Did you explai...
How to hand it in <ul><li>Type  the review in MS Word </li></ul><ul><li>Give Mr. E. the  printed  paper of your review </l...
How to post it <ul><li>GO To  http://cool2read.edublogs.org </li></ul><ul><li>Find your book cover and title and post a co...
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  1. 1. Book Reviews How to write a book review and post it on http://cool2read.edublogs.org
  2. 2. Read a book <ul><li>Find something you really want to read </li></ul><ul><li>Look for, ask others, search cool 2 read and find books you will like </li></ul><ul><li>Read longer stories if possible </li></ul><ul><li>You do not have to finish a book to review it, but finish a section first </li></ul><ul><li>READ! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Write a reading journal <ul><li>Write about your reading – Include: </li></ul><ul><li>interesting words, terms, sayings </li></ul><ul><li>Summarize the plot </li></ul><ul><li>Describe what the author does well </li></ul><ul><li>Describe the setting </li></ul><ul><li>Describe the mood (creepy, funny, etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Compare the book to other books, movies, things </li></ul>
  4. 4. Write a review – What is it? <ul><li>Summary, in 1 or 2 sentences </li></ul><ul><li>Describe how the author tells the story, give an example, explain in detail (2 sentence or more); like mood, setting, words the author used </li></ul><ul><li>Describe what you liked and why, give an example </li></ul><ul><li>Describe what the book is like, comparisons </li></ul><ul><li>Give a rating, but explain your rating </li></ul>
  5. 5. Assess your own writing <ul><li>After a day or two, reread your review; read it out loud! </li></ul><ul><li>Did you explain your thoughts in sentences? </li></ul><ul><li>Did you include examples of what you meant? </li></ul><ul><li>Did you use a variety of sentences, short and long? </li></ul><ul><li>Did you include all the parts expected? </li></ul><ul><li>Did you use capitals and periods? </li></ul><ul><li>Did you check the spelling of your words? </li></ul><ul><li>Did you have enough detail so that readers know what you meant? </li></ul>
  6. 6. How to hand it in <ul><li>Type the review in MS Word </li></ul><ul><li>Give Mr. E. the printed paper of your review </li></ul><ul><li>Include the author & title on the printed paper </li></ul><ul><li>Post your review on Cool 2 Read and the class website </li></ul>
  7. 7. How to post it <ul><li>GO To http://cool2read.edublogs.org </li></ul><ul><li>Find your book cover and title and post a comment </li></ul><ul><li>If the book is not on the blog, tell Mr. E. and wait for him to post the book </li></ul><ul><li>A review / comment requires your name </li></ul><ul><li>So, write your initials and school name (CRS) and your grade </li></ul><ul><li>For example: j.e.CRS6-7 </li></ul><ul><li>Do not include an email, or website </li></ul><ul><li>Type the Antispam word correctly </li></ul><ul><li>Type or cut and paste your book review in the comment / post box </li></ul>

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