This Word document gives you all you need to have your students write meaningful, detailed Book Reviews. Included is:
-a brief introduction to teaching a Book Review,
-a 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 a Book Review, How to Have an Opinion About Literature, Homophones),
-a handout called "How to Have an Opinion about Literature,"
-two differentiated mentor texts with questions,
-and a peer editing sheet especially for a book review.
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.