Genre Writing Book Review- Independent Reading Essay

Genre Writing Book Review- Independent Reading Essay
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This 11 page Independent Reading Assignment is to be used side by side with a student's independent reading book. The genre writing book review assignment explores ALL genres and asks students to think about what devices an author uses to showcase the specific genre of the book they have read.

Then, students will write a book review describing the plot, and students' job is to be critical of their book and dissect it so that future readers will use student opinion to help them decide whether they want to read that type of book or not. 

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Teacher and Student Copy (Teacher copy graphic organizer is completely filled, while student copy is partially filled for note taking)

Notes on all types of genres (fiction and nonfiction)

Writing Assignment with step by step breakdown of how to write the review

Book Review Template

Guided notes to use while reading which ask student to write down:

Character, setting, theme, plot summary, and more...

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Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
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