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#4299. Book Reviewer

Reading/Writing, level: 1-2
Posted Tue Dec 9 20:02:39 PST 2008 by Heather Swears (Heather Swears).
Deep Creek Elementary School, Chesapeake, VA
Materials Required: A book that students have read, Pencil, Clip board, Book Reviewer Paper, Sheet Protector
Activity Time: 30-45 min
Concepts Taught: Reading and Completing a Book Review


Lesson Plan Title: Book Reviewer

Concept / Topic To Teach: Understand and comprehend as they read a book. The student will be able to write and understand how to do a basic book review.
Standards Addressed: 3.4 The student will use strategies to read a variety of fiction and nonfiction materials.
a) Preview and use text formats.
b) Set a purpose for reading.
c) Apply meaning clues, language structure, and phonetic strategies.
d) Use context to clarify meaning of unfamiliar words.
e) Read fiction and nonfiction fluently and accurately.
f) Reread and self-correct when necessary.
General Goal(s): Reading and Book Reviews
The student will read a book of their choice. They will then learn how to use and complete a book reviewer worksheet so that other students who want to find out what the book is about can go to this work sheet and know what it is about.

Specific Objectives:
The student will use strategies to read a variety of fiction and nonfiction materials.
g) Preview and use text formats.
h) Set a purpose for reading.
i) Apply meaning clues, language structure, and phonetic strategies.
j) Apply these skills in a book review for a fellow student.
Required Materials:
• A book that the student/s have read.
• Pencil
• Clip Board
• Book Reviewer Paper
• Sheet Protector
Anticipatory Set (Lead-In):
• Read Book: Annie’s Pet by: Barbara Brenner
• Ask students questions to spark their interest such as:
1) What was Annie looking to buy in the story?
2) How much money did she have in order to buy the pet that she wanted?
3) What item did she buy that was not a very good choice?
4) What two animals did Annie want to buy, but were not for sale?
5) What kind of pet did she get in the end?
• Have students go back to their own desks and re-read the book they chose.
• Have them come up with 5 questions that they could ask about the story and write them down on a separate sheet of paper.

Step-By-Step Procedures:

1. Read Annie’s Pet to all students on the carpet and show them how to write out their questions using chart paper.
2. Students will go back to their seats and re-read the story that they chose to do a book review on.
3. The students will then write down at least 5 questions on a piece of paper and answer them. They will be using this in order to do the book review as a tool to remember what happened in the story.
4. Once the students are done with their questions they will get a clip board with the Book Reviewer worksheet on it and start filling it out and drawing pictures in where they are needed.
5. We will come together on the carpet once everything is filled out and completed and briefly share what their book was about.
6. The students will then put their finished book review in a sheet protector and then into a binder where any student could look it up to find out what that particular book is about.
 Kinesthetic Learners: They will be able to share what their book was about by showing what they book looks like.
 Visual Learners: As I go along with the lesson I will model everything as I go. For example, with the book reviewer worksheet I will make a transparency of the worksheet so that they will know how to fill it out.

Plan For Independent Practice: Have the students come up with the questions and write them down on their own. They will also be picking a book of their choice on their own.

Closure (Reflect Anticipatory Set):
• Students will come together and share a little bit about their story and review.
• Students will talk about how the assignment went.
• I will share my book Annie’s Pet and my entire review of this book.
Assessment Based On Objectives:
• The student will pick a book on their reading level.
• They will write at least 5 questions about the book.
• The student will fill out a Book Reviewer sheet and turn it in with the sheet protector (given by teacher).
Adaptations (For Students With Learning Disabilities):
• Help them pick out a good book for that student.
• Help them come up with 5 questions.
• Help them fill out their Book Reviewer sheet so that they can share their sheet with their fellow classmates.
Extensions (For Gifted Students): I would have these students do a compare and contrast book review with two different books.

Possible Connections To Other Subjects: Reading comprehension (compare and contrast), Use of Grammar (when writing review), Good citizens (having to share information with other).