WN #25: Story Starter
There’s a note on the windshield of your car. The note says, “I’ve taken your most prized possession. If you want to see it again, in tact, meet me tonight at baseball field around the corner of the local high school. And bring your glove.” What makes this note so curious is that you’ve never played baseball, though you take no chances because your most prized possession is extremely valuable to you. Write this scene.
Free write for seven minutes.
This week’s focus is on how to write a book review. You will all be writing one and posting it on your blogs this Friday.
Let’s start by reading one: The Book Thief: a real steal
Let’s discuss what we notice this book review does and what elements it contains.
Here are a couple more well-written reviews by students last semester:
Here’s a link that will take you to all of the student book reviews. Keep in mind some are more well-written than others.
Here’s a book review written by a professional reviewer. You can actually do this for a living!
Let’s review some book review writing tips.
With the time remaining, start crafting your review by responding to the questions in the writing tips.
Tomorrow, we will discuss some writing challenges and spend some focused time writing rough drafts.
Oh, how’s our chain story coming along?