ERIC Number: ED476410
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-May-2
Reference Count: N/A
Book Report Alternative: Summary, Symbol, and Analysis in Bookmarks.
By making simple bookmarks, students in grades 6-8 practice summarizing, recognizing symbols, and writing reviews in these two 50-minute class sessions--all while writing for an authentic audience. Student objectives for this lesson are that they will: write summaries and reviews for books they read; identify appropriate symbols that relate to their books; interact with classmates to give and receive feedback; and explore how audience and purpose shape their writing. The instructional plan, a list of web resources, student assessment/reflection activities, and a list of National Council of Teachers of English/International Reading Association (NCTE/IRA) Standards addressed in the project are included. A planning sheet for bookmark book reports, a rubric for bookmark book reports, and two sample bookmarks are attached. (RS)
Descriptors: Audience Awareness, Book Reviews, Childrens Literature, Class Activities, Lesson Plans, Middle Schools, Writing Skills
ReadWriteThink, International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Rd., P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full text: http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: MarcoPolo Education Foundation.; National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.; International Reading Association, Newark, DE.