This Word document gives you all you need to have your students write meaningful, detailed Arts Reviews. Please note that "Art Review" here means a review of a CD, movie, play or concert. Included is:
-a brief introduction to teaching an Arts Review,
-a printable step-by-step assignment/instruction sheet (with checkboxes for each task) that you can give to students,
-a rubric (with categories for Structure, Process, Description, Spelling and Grammar),
-three suggested mini-lessons (Elements of an Arts Review, Tone, Commas & Fragments),
-a handout called "How to Have an Opinion about the Arts,"
-and two differentiated mentor texts with questions.
The document is purposefully in Word so that you can tweak the instructions and/or rubric to fit your students' needs. Perfect for use in a writing workshop or as a single writing assignment.