Presentation on theme: "Book Reviews What are they and how do I write one?"— Presentation transcript:
Book Reviews What are they and how do I write one?
Essential Question What do I need to know and be able to do to write a well crafted book review?
What is a book review? A description, critical analysis, and an evaluation of a book It is not a retelling It should focus on the book’s content
How do I write one? Read and analyze your book Use graphic organizer for notes Create an outline/review of the book by summarizing the book
Intro Paragraph – The Necessities State the name of the book, the author, the publisher, and year it was written A strong statement of your opinion of the book and why you think this.
What else should I include in my review? Examples from the book that back up your opinion Discuss the genre – What is the genre? Does it fit well into the genre? Describe a scene that sticks out in your mind
What else is included? Provide background information on the author Is the book a prequel or sequel to another Give the book a rating – Would you recommend it to others and why.
Examples New York Times Book Review http://topics.nytimes.com/topics/features/books/bookrevi ews/index.html USA Today Book Reviews http://books.usatoday.com/index Barnes and Noble http://bnreview.barnesandnoble.com/ Kirkus Book Reviews http://www.kirkusreviews.com/