Acting Principal's Newsfeed 10th October 2018
Wed, Oct 10, 2018 11:56 AM

Following a really engaging assembly, led by Mrs Bowers, the students have been asked to read, read and read a little bit more and when they have completed their book to use the following prompts to help guide them to reflect upon what they have read and to write an informative review. This is a great skill and ensures the students fully engage with the story and use the requisite skills in reviewing their stories, which will assure improvement and confidence in their critical analysis, which in turn will serve them well in many of their subjects at GCSE.

  • The book’s title and author
  • A brief summary of the plot that doesn’t give away too much
  •  Comments on the book’s strengths and weaknesses
  • The reviewer’s personal response to the book with specific examples to support praise or criticism
  • Does the book fit into a genre, like mystery or romance, and why?
  • When and where does the action in the book take place? Does the author do a good job of making you feel like you are there? How?
  • Are the main characters believable? Do you know anyone like them? Does the author adequately describe them?
  • What do you like or dislike about the author’s writing style? That is, do you like the way the author uses words?
  • Use concrete examples to back up your points, such as describing a scene that really moved you or using a couple of short quotes from the book.

Don’t forget to include your opinion of the book, whether you liked or disliked it.