Book Report / Book Review

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Book Report / Book Review

Use these sentence starters to help you brainstorm topics for your writing.

Write about a book you read recently.

Write about a funny or scary book you read.

Write about a book you did not enjoy.

Write about a personal narrative you read.

Write about a realistic-fiction book you read.

Write about a tall tale you read.

 Write about a fable you read.

Write about a trickster tale you read.

Write about a fantasy-fiction book you read.

Write about a play you read.

Writing Traits for Book Reports / Book Reviews
Ideas Did I have a clear focus on the book?
Organization Did the beginning identify the title, author, characters, and setting? Did the middle briefly describe the main events in time order? Did the ending sum up my opinion of the book?
Voice Did I use a confident, lively voice?
Sentence Fluency Did I use variety in my sentences?
Word Choice Did I use descriptive adjectives and adverbs?
Conventions Did I check for mistakes in spelling, punctuation, and capitalization?
Presentation Is my report neat? Did I include a photo or drawing of the book’s cover?