Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Summer Assignment Part 2 - Blog Comment Due Aug 24

If you still need to complete Part 1, scroll down to see that blog post. 

After you have read Phineas Gage and worked on the Phineas Gage Reading Guide Questions you should post your review of the book in the COMMENTS to THIS blog post.  Please read all the instructions below before writing your Book Review.  (use the "comment" link below this post)  




Your comment should be a review of the book. A book review is a critical assessment of the book in which you share your opinions (claims) about the book and back up those opinions with examples from the book (evidence). Be sure to describe the story AND the style of the book. 

Some questions you might want to think about as you write: What did you think of the book? What did you find most interesting? What are some new or surprising things you learned from the book? Why do you think Phineas was "lucky" or "unlucky?" Are there other texts (books, movies, etc.) that relate to the story of Phineas? Why or why would you not recommend it to a friend? 

As with the last blog assignment, I will not show the comments until the deadline so everyone has a chance to work on the assignment without being too influenced by other peoples' work. Do not re-send your post multiple times. Please don't e-mail me to see if I got your comment, if the blog says it was received...that is your confirmation. If you aren't sure, take a screenshot of your comment so you have proof you sent it.
Please note: As always you can e-mail me with questions. If you're having trouble with the blog, just e-mail me your comment or your screenshot so I have evidence you completed it before the deadline. 

Here are a couple of links about writing a good book review:
http://www.booktrust.org.uk/books/teenagers/writing-tips/tips-for-writing-book-reviews/ 
http://www.ttms.org/say_about_a_book/whats_a_book_review.htm 
Here is a review of the book, The Hunger Games you can use as an example of a book review. Of course it's about a fictional novel, not a non-fiction book like Phineas Gage. 
http://childrensbooks.about.com/od/productreviews/fr/The-Hunger-Games-review.htm

And just for fun.... 


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