Creative ideas for student-generated book reviews
Use these ideas to inspire you students to promote their favorite fiction, or nonfiction, books.
Creative use of technology can engage students, and help you integrate your iPads, PCs, or Chromebooks into your literacy curriculum.
Tasty OREO Reviews
The simple sentences organized in this fun format, Opinion-Reason-Example-Opinion, are great stand-alone reviews that are both easy to create and easy to read.
Combine reading, writing, and making by having students craft their review on the sides of a cube. Print student work on card stock. Then cut out, fold, and glue for review blocks you can share in your classroom or library-media center.
Friendly Letter or Email
Have students write a friendly letter or an email to recommend a book to a friend. Be sure to have students name the title and author, explain a bit about the story and explain why this is an enjoyable book to read.
Newspaper Ad or Review
Create an advertisement for a newspaper or magazine with information and visuals that convince others to read the book.
While the cover may entice a potential reader to pick up a new book, the summary and quotes from reviews normally found on the book jacket are often what convinces them to actually read the story.
Instead of detailing what happens in the book, a book trailer shares information about characters and events in a story in a way that entices someone to read it.
Students are using Wixie to bring their words, their voice, and their art to the curriculum.