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Writing A Good Book Review. 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.

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what is a book review
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
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
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
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
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
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
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


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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