Writing a Review

Room 213
Grade Levels
8th - 11th
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25 pages, 65 slides
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This real-life writing activity is sure to engage your students. Warm them up with a group activity that gets them practicing their descriptive writing skills; then, show them how to write a review using mentor texts. Finally, guide students through the process of writing and revising their own. (Now available on Google Drive for distance learning)


  • Instructions and graphic organizers for students
  • Three mentor texts - reviews for a restaurant, a book, and a TV series
  • A slideshow to guide your discussion and instruction
  • Activities that you can use to guide students through the process of writing a review
  • An editable assessment checklist
  • Editable slides so you can tweak your instructions

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Total Pages
25 pages, 65 slides
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to manage the complexity of the topic.
Use a variety of techniques to sequence events so that they build on one another to create a coherent whole.
Use precise words and phrases, telling details, and sensory language to convey a vivid picture of the experiences, events, setting, and/or characters.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience.


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