Book Review Writing and Publishing Library Center

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Grade Levels
2nd - 5th
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21 pages/slides + 1 Google Form + 1 video
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At this low-prep library center, students write, edit, and share book reviews through the school library catalog system (e.g. Destiny® Discover, etc). Alternatively, students can publish their book reviews on a class website or an online book review website such as Bookopolis, Biblionasium, or DogoBooks (may require a paid membership or subscription).

Tech Requirements:
Publishing book reviews on your school library catalog requires up-to-date Destiny® web-based library management software, or similar online library catalog software, AND students most likely need usernames and passwords to login to the online catalog. Check with your tech department to make sure your students can access the book review writing features.

Product Contents:

  • Center Signs with learning targets and "I will" statements for student directions
    • Editable PowerPoint .pptx file and Google Slides formats
    • 8.5" x 11" letter-size paper, includes both landscape and portrait versions
    • Excerpt of standards addressed
    • Full color and ink-saving blackline versions
    • Can be used as a printable library center or digital library center for Google Classroom, Canva, Schoology, or other online learning environments
    • Easy-to-print PDF file format is also included.

  • Comprehensive Lesson Plan for 2nd through 5th grade in editable Microsoft Word .docx file and Google Docs format, including:
    • Objectives,
    • Essential Questions,
    • Assessment,
    • Materials,
    • Procedure,
    • AASL National School Library Standards for Learners (2018),
    • National Common Core Standards for English Language Arts,
    • Pennsylvania Core ELA Standards,
    • Reflection, and
    • Bibliography of Resources.

  • Printable and Digital Review Rubric / Assessment Checklist  for students to self-assess and/or give peer feedback on the written book review
    • Editable Google Form format for digital version
    • Editable PowerPoint .pptx file to print
    • 8.5" x 11" letter-size paper
    • Easy-to-print PDF file format is also included.

Included in the preview:

  • Video directions for posting this center to Google Classroom or other learning platform for online, remote, or blended learning
  • Teacher Notes and text instructions with screenshots for setting up Destiny® Library Manager to allow students to write reviews (moderated and approved by the teacher-librarian), as well as how to set up and prep this center.

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© Mrs. J in the Library - By purchasing this product, you receive a one-user license. Copying or distributing to others is prohibited.  Additional licenses for sharing with other educators are available at a discount. For teacher-librarians: You may use this product with all of your classes and students.

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21 pages/slides + 1 Google Form + 1 video
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
Lifelong tool
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.
With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
With guidance and support from adults, use technology to produce and publish writing (using keyboarding skills) as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.


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