Suggest that a child outline the book review before writing, using one paragraph for each point he or she wants to make about the book. Some ideas for a child to keep in mind while writing thereview: Does the book fit into a genre, like mystery or romance, and why? One way to encourage interest and have some fun with the project is to pick an alternative to a traditional young adult novel, such as a childrens picture book, a comic strip novel, or a book of photography. Back to top. When and where does the action in the book take place? Does the author do a good job of making you feel like you are there? How? Are the main characters believable?
Visit our Parent Afterschool Resources section to learn more. More, home Parent Afterschool Resources Tips How-To's, tip. Grades 6 8, publisher, tip Topic, tips for Teaching Writing, see all tips in this series, why Use This Tip. You can also find book reviews online at the Books section of. USA Today or, the New York Times, the Barnes Noble, review, or, kirkus Reviews. Read some book reviews with a child and together pick out the main elements, which should include: The books title and author, a brief summary of the plot that doesnt give away too much. Comments on the books strengths and weaknesses, the reviewers personal response to the book with specific examples to support praise or criticism. Help the child choose a book to review. It can be a novel he or she is reading for fun or a book that was assigned for school.