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Book Review Middle School

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Rubric Code: AX96W78
Students chose a book to read independently and then review. The review incorporates information about the book's characters, setting, plot, genre, theme, and writing style.
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Keywords: literature reading book review writing
Categories: Subjects: English  
Types: Project   Assessment   (Other)  
Grade Levels: 6-8

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  Excellent/Advanced
20 pts
Acceptable
17 pts
Needs Work
15 pts
Poor
13 pts
Title/Author Sentence
Excellent/Advanced

The first sentence includes the title and author, a creative lead, and includes the genre.
Acceptable

Title and author are both listed immediately, but no other information is provided in that sentence.
Needs Work

Title and author are not immediately mentioned but are eventually provided in a sentence or two.
Poor

Title and/or author are not mentioned, or they are written on a separate line instead of in a sentence.
Characters
Excellent/Advanced

The most important characters are mentioned in the review and described. Relationships between characters are clear.
Acceptable

The most important characters are mentioned and described. Relationships between characters may not be clear.
Needs Work

Characters are mentioned. Description of characters is minimal and/or confusing.
Poor

The review does not mention essential characters to the story. No elaboration if a main character is mentioned.
Plot
Excellent/Advanced

The plot description is brief, does not seem to give away too much, and is clear and easy to follow. After reading the description, the reader feels curious about the plot.
Acceptable

The plot description is brief and easy to follow. A bit more information should have been given or too much has been provided. The description lacks interest.
Needs Work

The plot description is overly complicated, overly simple, or does not make the reader feel curious. Events may also be disorganized.
Poor

The plot description is minimal, too detailed, or confusing due to disorganization.
Recommendation
Excellent/Advanced

The review provides a clear recommendation statement with strong reasons/support. The book is recommended to specific types of readers.
Acceptable

The review provides a clear recommendation statement but without sufficient support. It is assumed that every reader would feel the same about the book.
Needs Work

The review provides a recommendation statement. However, it is general such as, "This is a good book."
Poor

The review does not include a recommendation statement.
Conventions
Excellent/Advanced

Provides evidence of a consistent and strong command of grade-level conventions (grammar, capitalization, punctuation and spelling)
Acceptable

Provides evidence of an adequate command of grade-level conventions (grammar, capitalization, punctuation and spelling)
Needs Work

Provides evidence of a limited command of grade-level conventions (grammar, capitalization, punctuation and spelling)
Poor

Provides little or no evidence of a command of grade-level conventions (grammar, capitalization, punctuation and spelling)
Power Point Slides
Excellent/Advanced

Images are appropriate and have a pleasing appearance.
Transitions are smooth and interesting.
Acceptable

Images are appropriate. Transitions are smoooth.
Needs Work

Images are inappropriate.
Very few transitions are used.
Poor

No images.
No transitions are used.



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