Beginning in 2nd grade, students have one unit that focuses on writing book reviews. Audience is a big factor in writing book reviews, as students have to consider how they will frame their opinion of the book and to whom they will (or will not) recommend the book. Second grade is about to begin their unit on book reviews, and 3rd grade is finishing their pieces this week. I worked in Mindy Brock’s 3rd grade classroom for the duration of this unit and, as always, learned so much.
Once you have created multiple reviews and published them on your site, there's a shortcode you can use to publish a "Book Review Archive" page where your reviews can be shown either alphabetically or grouped by genres.
This resource discusses book reviews and how to write them.
A critical book review is simply a discussion of the pros and cons of a book. It doesn’t have to be negative; although they often are. The critical book review should contain a short summary about the book and your assessment of the book as a whole.
Here's a review I wrote about one of my favorite books, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Read my review, and try using it as a model as you begin thinking about your own book review.Book reviews typically evaluate recently-written works. They offer a brief description of the text’s key points and often provide a short appraisal of the strengths and weaknesses of the work.Welcome to my workshop! Here you'll find writing tips, strategies, and challenges to help you write a book review. Once you've completed my challenges, try writing and publishing a review of your own. When you've completed your review and this workshop, you can write your own book review and publish it online.By contrast, book reviews are most often a college assignment, but they also appear in many professional works: magazines, newspapers, and academic journals. They typically range from 500-750 words, but may be longer or shorter. A book review gives readers a sneak peek at what a book is like, whether or not the reviewer enjoyed it, and details on purchasing the book.