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Teacher Tips and Answers

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Collection Sheet

The ideas below will help you answer the basic questions about either a fiction book or a nonfiction book. The last question will help you invite others to read the book.

1. What is the book about?


What happens in the story? A good book review should highlight a few events rather than tell the whole story.


What is the basic subject of this book? Generally, what happens? Is there one part that seems really important?

2. What do I like about the book?


Does the book start in an exciting or interesting way? Does it contain a lot of action or suspense? Do I admire the character’s actions? Is the character like me?


Does the book contain interesting and easy-to-follow information? Does the book include some useful diagrams or colorful illustrations?

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