I love the idea of having the students write book reviews and share them with the class. I have a class of 24 students and we divided October into four book review days (usually on Friday) with six students sharing each time. The students LOVED it and asked lots of questions. We first wrote a book review together based on Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing that the whole class read. I modeled sharing the review without giving away the ending (SO important!). Here is a sample of a book review a student recently shared:
Students can add books to their "Books I Want to Read" list they keep in their folders as they listen to book reviews. The students asked many questions and were really interested in so many of the reviews! I am putting all the book reviews in a binder by our library for students' future reference.
I downloaded these editable binder covers from A Year of Many Firsts and they can be downloaded here for free! I love them:)
I am also linking up with Peacocks & Penguins to share the rubric I created to use for my book reviews.
You can download my book review rubric for FREE here at my TPT!
Be sure to check back at Peacocks & Penguins for other rubrics and ways teachers use them in their classrooms! Have a great weekend everyone:)