Book Presentation for a work of fiction only. We may have time for oral presentation, but if not, students will type this report and submit for a grade one week before the end of the first, second, and fourth quarters only. Actual dates to be announced.
You will present your book using the information below. If you do not have a copy of the book, you may draw a picture of the cover or use PowerPoint to show the cover of your book or something about the topic of your book. This assignment is due one week before the end of the quarter. It will be used as a test grade, so please complete the assignment. No late work will be accepted.
Open your talk or paper with a relevant, interesting “hook”—something to grab the audience’s attention and make us interested in hearing about your book. Consider reading an brief passage from the book, asking a thought provoking question, sharing a powerful quote, or describing a hypothetical scenario…make sure it’s relevant!
• Share the title, author, and genre of your book by writing it on the board or on your PowerPoint or drawing. Tell us why you chose to read the book, whether you have read other books by this author, and if this is a new or favorite genre for you.
• Bring in a copy of the book OR an enlarged printout of the book cover (www.amazon.com is a good source) or a drawing of the cover or topic of your book.
• Summarize the main story or topic of the book or article. Give enough detail to clearly show what it is about (but avoid using the phrase, “this book is about…”!). Be concise and only address the most important aspects of the book or article.
• Describe the main people involved in the story, the setting, and the central conflict or point/argument of the book (conflict=the problem or challenge the main characters are trying to overcome or resolve).
• Describe the written style of the book. Who is the narrator (first person, third person, a character in the story, etc.)? Does the author use any interesting or unusual word choice or style? Is there a lot of dialogue?
• Give your personal evaluation/critique of the book. Be very specific!!! Give specific examples to support your opinions. For example, if you loved (or hated) the author’s unique writing style, read a passage that illustrates it.
• Suggest who might enjoy or not enjoy this book (what type of reader), and explain why (GIVE EXAMPLES).
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