Planning to Execution - Book Reports G3-9 - Booking Form
Have your students give the world their opinions in a handy and impressive book report.
Planning to Execution — Book Reports has been designed for students in Grades 1 - 6
Students will discover:
Students will learn how to interpret the assignment given to them and gain the ability to break it down into parts which are useful as planning points for their book report. From there they will understand how various aspects of word choice, communication, editing, and more go into a stellar book report. Finally, the students will explore the wider world of book reviews in magazines and blogs, learning what it takes to be a non-fiction reviewer.
Students will not be using a book as we go through this. Rather they will be given resources (such as a blank form to fill in their plan for their book report) which can be used for book report assignments in class and in the future. All of this learning will be on books in general and their features - such as theme, character, protagonist, antagonist, world, prominent issues, plot points, turning points, climax, and change of characters or world.
- Methods for students to understand the assignment given to them - how to understand the rubric and either follow or create a checklist.
- How to plan a five-paragraph essay.
- Methods for students to analyze important aspects of a book and communicate what they learned.
- How to offer a review, and opinions in a book report.
- Writing and editing for clarity.
- Understanding what one can do with book report essays beyond school assignments.
Curriculum Touch Points:
- Explore story structure, characters, time, point of view, setting, and how meanings and messages are created in stories.
- Think critically about the creative process, including why authors write, their processes, and audiences
- Compare fiction and non-fiction texts while planning, drafting, and revising, using figurative language, grammar, spelling, and punctuation, to create informative and engaging reports.
- Determine important information in a text, make inferences, and draw connections while exploring the research processes, and ways to present findings.
- Learn about literary features such as genre, form, structure, various types of characters, and figurative language and how they affect meaning, as well as the historical, social, and cultural contexts behind texts, and the authors’ perspectives and/or biases
- Practice reading comprehension strategies, make inferences, analyze new information, and learn how to pick the best strategies for interpreting a text while researching, using academic writing skills, such as writing research questions and structuring informative essays.
- Create written texts, effectively communicating ideas through planning, organization, and editing to develop a distinctive personal writing style.
- Develop personal opinions and understandings of different kinds of texts.
- Consider the relationship between form, content, and purpose, and how it influences the expression of ideas.
- Interpret the texts by considering the historical context and authorial perspective, and infer how texts may influence readers.
- Compare and contrast historical themes and situations in literature to contemporary life.
- Identify and consider the effects of literary techniques such as symbolism, theme, perspective, and the use of figurative language.
- Utilize strategies such as note-taking, paraphrasing, rereading, and group discussion to take a critical perspective toward literary texts.
- Develop a research plan, gain the ability to find appropriate and valuable sources, disseminate and balance information, with opinion, then present it in an organizational structure while coherently connecting it back to key ideas.
- Develop effective strategies for revising to learn to proofread and take or receive critique.
- Effectively present the information and opinions, delivering it confidently.
Cost for schools
This program is best taught as a single session (K-1) or half-day program (G2-3). Multiple classes can experience this workshop over a day.
- $350.00 a session (60-90 minutes)
- $650.00 half-day session (morning or afternoon)
- $1200.00 for a full day
Save money by booking multiple classes!
For example: For the single full-day fee, you can book two single sessions for Kindergarten - Grade 1 in the morning and a half-day session in the afternoon for Grades 2-3.
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