A twist on the book talk...My students love using Comic Life & don't even mind doing these book reviews anymore! They actually look forward to it.
UPDATED to include Common Core Standards for ELA and also includes sample rubrics, alternative questions, and pictures of student samples.
This IS included in my mega bundle: ALL of my WRITING RESOURCES GROWING BUNDLE.
I have a bulletin board (portion of my white board) with the title "Good Reads" and the students post their completed assignment for a book they recommend to their peers. It stays up all year, and each month a new group of students get to post their reviews. I also have them present them to the class first as a mini-speech.
Even if you do not have the program Comic Life, this assignment can be done in any word processing document. It's a great way to encourage reading because they are hearing it from their friends.
Created by Tracee Orman