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Paula Wilner

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#GRAAmal Book review!

What´s Amal Unbound about? A book review's purpose is to help people decide whether or not the book would interest them enough to read it. Reviews are a sneak peek at a book, not a summary. Like wonderful smells wafting from a kitchen, book reviews lure readers to want to taste the book themselves. 1. Think of a strong title. E.g.: "A nail-biter that will keep you up all night" 2. How should you begin? Be careful not to tell too much! No one appreciates a spoiler...You may begin with a short summary of the book, a quote or an interesting fact. 3. What should I write about? WHAT THE READER OUGHT TO KNOW: kind of book, length, anything helpful about the author, audience´s age, etc. WHAT HAPPENS. WHO LIVES IN THE BOOK. WHERE THE STORY TAKES PLACE. YOUR OPINION. 4. Once you have written it, practise saying it aloud. Remember! Avoid fillers like "emmm" or "like" 5. Tap the button. 6. Record a . Tap the and explain. 7. Tap the to add to our

5th Grade, 4th Grade, 6th Grade, English Language Arts, Writing, Reading
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Compatible with: Chromebooks, computers, iPads, iPhones, Android tablets, Android phones, Kindle Fire