Why read? How does a reader evaluate and recommend books? How can we work together to increase our reading?
Taking on the role of a book blogger, seventh graders will
write and publish two posts about their favorite recent reads. Once the
student’s blog has been edited for content, mechanics and readability, students
will publish them on the 7th Grade Reads website. Students will begin by choosing a book that interests and engages them. After reading the book, students will write a book review for their classmates. From the collection of reviews complied by the seventh grader, students will be able to sort, select, and choose their future reading material.
Standards, Strands, Skills:
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning,
revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to
support analysis, reflection, and research.
- Produce clear and coherent
writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to
task, purpose, and audience.
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and
publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.
- Begin to evaluate print and online sources
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and
analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Read and comprehend complex literary texts independently and proficiently
- Reflective and analytical writing about literature- three paragraphs
- Book Review posts
- Website evaluation