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One Book Talk per marking period!

What to Include in a Book Talk:

        Title of Book

        Author’s Name

        Short mini-biography of the author

        Other works by the author

        Summary of book (without giving away the ending)

        Identify the following in the book:

o       Protagonist

o       Antagonist

o       Primary Conflict

o       Figurative Language usage (at least one example)

o       Author’s Purpose

        Text-to-text connection

        Text-to-world connection

        Recommendation

        Read an excerpt to classmates (about a page or so) with an explanation of why you chose that part

        Artistic Interpretation

        Entry on Ms. HB’s book review website...  click on the link below

 

What to hand in to Ms HB right after your book talk:

        a copy of the notes that you used for your book talk (or a print-out of the PowerPoint slides)

 

You may wish to create a PowerPoint to accompany your Book Talk for extra credit.  Feel free.  Bring it on a disc or thumb drive, or email it to Ms HB J

To Ms. HB's book review site...

Book Talk Rubric

 

Exemplary (4)

Proficient (3)

Limited (2)

Deficient (1)

SELF-EVALUATION

TEACHER EVALUTION

Background information

Student includes all of the following:  title of book, author’s name, mini-biography of author, titles of other works by this author; student has a visual aid for this information

Student includes all of the following:  title of book, author’s name, mini-biography of author, titles of other works by this author

Student includes three of the following:  title of book, author’s name, mini-biography of author, titles of other works by this author

Student includes two or fewer of the following:  title of book, author’s name, mini-biography of author, titles of other works by this author

 

 

Summary and Excerpt Reading

Student’s summary is concise and carefully written and does not give away the ending; Excerpt reading is very smooth and practiced

Student’s summary is adequate and does not give away the ending; Excerpt reading demonstrates some practice

Student’s summary may be somewhat unclear, but it does not give away the ending; Excerpt reading demonstrates very little practice

Student’s summary is unclear or nonexistent; or student gives away the ending; Excerpt reading demonstrates no prior practice

 

 

Identification of Major Literary Elements

Student astutely identifies all the following:  protagonist, antagonist, primary conflict, one example of  figurative language usage, and explains his/her interpretation the author’s purpose backed with appropriate, relevant evidence

Student correctly identifies all the following:  protagonist, antagonist, primary conflict, one example of  figurative language usage, and explains his/her interpretation the author’s purpose backed with textual evidence

Student correctly identifies four of the following:  protagonist, antagonist, primary conflict, one example of  figurative language usage, and explains his/her interpretation the author’s purpose backed with textual evidence

Student correctly identifies three or fewer of the following:  protagonist, antagonist, primary conflict, one example of  figurative language usage, and explains his/her interpretation the author’s purpose backed with textual evidence

 

 

Connection & Recommendation

Student makes insightful text-to-world AND  text-to text connections; Student makes logical, appropriate recommendation about the book based on substantial textual evidence

Student makes rational text-to-world AND  text-to text connections; Student makes logical, appropriate recommendation about the book based on textual evidence

Student makes rational text-to-world OR  text-to text connections; Student makes appropriate recommendation about the book based on textual evidence

Student’s connection is incomplete or absent; AND/OR Student’s recommendation is incomplete or absent

 

 

Artistic Interpretation

Artistic interpretation is original, relevant, and visually pleasing

Artistic interpretation is original and relevant

Student made an attempt at an artistic interpretation

Artistic interpretation does not make sense or is absent

 

 

Book Review on http://mshbsbookreviews.tripod.com

Book review is no less than 5 sentences long, is appropriate, and has no more than 1 grammatical error.

Book review is no less than 5 sentences long, is appropriate, and has no more than 2 grammatical errors.

Book review is between 3-4 sentences, and has no more than 4 grammatical errors.

Book review is1-3 sentences long, and/or is inappropriate, and/or has more than 5 grammatical errors.

 

 

Extra Credit/ Other considerations (PowerPoint, lateness)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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