Elementary / Intermediate Book Share Form

*GENRE:
*General Details
 
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ISBN
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*Initial Reactions:
What are some of the first things you noticed about the book?
Describe the cover and/or internal illustrations.
*Synopsis:
Please provide a synopsis (overview) of the book.  As you write your synopsis, you may want to consider the following questions:

Fiction:
  • What is the plot of the story?
  • Who are the characters?  How would you describe them?
  • When are where does the story take place?
  • What is the conflict or problem in the story?
  • Does the book primarily tell a story or convey a theme, moral, or message?
  • Is the book part of a series or tied to another work of fiction?
Non-Fiction:
  • What is the purpose of the book?
  • What is the topic of the book?
  • What details support the topic?
  • What text structural pattern (sequence, description, cause/effect, comparison/contrast) is used to organize the book?
  • What text features are available (i.e. table of contents, headings, italics, maps, photos, graphs and charts, etc.)?

*Reactions:
Please describe  your reaction to the book.  As you explain your reaction, you may want to consider the following questions:

Fiction:
  • Is the plot effective?  Does it flow?
  • Is it easy for the reader to identify with the characters?
  • Do the characters develop naturally?
  • Is pertinent information included to create a clear sense of the setting (time and place)?
  • Is the problem or conflict one that young readers can explore?
  • Does the theme, moral, or message offer young readers something to think about, question, or consider?
  • Do you like the book?  Would you give it to a child you know?
Non-Fiction:
  • Is the title a good match for the text?
  • Does the author accomplish the book's purpose?
  • Do the details clearly support and enhance the topic?
  • Does the structure of the book aid comprehension?
  • Are the features well executed and enhance the text?
  • Is the book reliable?  Is the information accurate?
  • Does the book lend itself easily to age-appropriate curriculum?
  • Do you like the book?  Would you give it to a child you know?
*Teaching Applications:
  • How can you use this book in the classroom?
  • How will your students benefit from using this book in the classroom?
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