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One minute oral book reviews

Submitted by: Patti Morrissey


Each time a student completes an independent reading book (silent reading/choice book) they sign up for a one minute book review. The oral book review is given in front of the class and afterward they can answer questions or comments. I literally give them one minute! I also require that the book review include the title, author, main characters, plot, and problem. This forces the students to really think about their book and get it down to the essentials only. Many students don't want to tell the end of the book or resolution because they want the other kids to read it for themselves. I keep track of all of the book reviews. It is an easy way to see who is reading on their own and who isn't.