Middle School Book Share Form

*GENRE:
*General Details
 
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Your Name
Date
Book Title
Author
Date Published
Publisher
ISBN
Price
*Email Address:
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*Initial Reactions:
What are some of the first things you noticed about the book?
Describe the cover and/or internal art.
*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 main thrust of the plot?
  • Who are the identifiable characters?
  • When does the story take place?  Does it cover a span of time?
  • Where does the story take place?
  • Is the story's locale realistic or fantastic?
  • What is the conflict(s)/problem(s) of the story?  Is it central to the story or a complex of conflicts/problems?
  • From what point of view is the story told?
  • What is the toe and style of the narrative?
  • Does the book remind you of others by the same author, or in the same genre?
  • Is the book part of a series or tied to another work of fiction?
Non-Fiction:
  • What is the author's purpose?
  • What is the book about?
  • What is the scope of the book?
  • Who will benefit from this book?
  • 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 story appealing to the intended audience?
  • Is the plot plausible?
  • Are there gaps in the plot?
  • Are the characters well developed and believable?
  • Does the reader get a clear sense of the setting?
  • Is the problem or conflict believable?
  • Does the book read smoothly, in a consistent voice?
  • Is the style consistent and appropriate?
  • Do you like the book?  Would you recommend it to a middle school reader?
Non-Fiction:
  • Does the title reflect the book's purpose?
  • Does the book accomplish its purpose?
  • Is the book readable as well as accurate?
  • Does the book align with the intended audience/grade curriculum standards?
  • Are the text features appropriate and well executed?
  • Is the text structure easy to recognize?
  • Can the reader easily use the text structures to improve comprehension and recall?
  • What are the author's qualifications for writing on this topic?
  • Do you like the book?  Would you recommend it to a middle school reader?
*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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