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  Evaluating Books


So Instead of a Book Report...
http://mrspripp.blogspot.com/2010/07/so-instead-of-book-report.html
So Instead of a Book Report...
This year I am taking a leap of faith; having students read for the fun of it and share their opinion of the book - novel idea I know. So instead of a craft project, how about...
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Book Trailers - Assessment Rubric
http://bit.ly/bVKnaS
Book Trailers - Assessment Rubric
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Evaluating Print Sources
http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/evidence.html
Evaluating Print Sources
This handout will discuss strategies to evaluate secondary printed sourcesóbooks, journal articles, magazines, etc.óbased on three criteria: objectivity, authority, and applicability to your particular assignment.
Printed sources, whether primary or secondary, provide the evidence for most of the academic essays you will write in college. Non-print sources, such as webpages, works of art (performance and fine), and interviews often provide significant source material for analysis but are not covered in this handout.
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BookPage : Americas Book Review
http://www.bookpage.com/
BookPage : Americas Book Review
ProMotion customized consumer review publications are sold to bookstores and libraries in quantity, for free distribution to the public. It publishes BookPage, both in print and on the World Wide Web.
A monthly general interest book review, BookPage covers the best in new releases. In the past 15+ years, BookPage has interviewed everyone from John Grisham to Norman Mailer, and typically reviews up to 100 of each month's new fiction, nonfiction, business, children's, spoken word audio, and how-to books. The tone is upbeat and literate, focusing on bestsellers as well as new discoveries.
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Books no longer for reading
http://theory.csail.mit.edu/classes/bookbuild/art.html
If you are wondering what to do with books that are to be thrown away ... have a look here for some interesting ideas ... evaluation then takes on a slight unusual perspective.
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Research Building Blocks: Hints about Print
http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=147
Research Building Blocks: Hints about Print
Lesson Plan about evaluating books
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Hints About Print : Choosing the Best Print Resources
http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/hints-on-print/index.html
Multimedia presentation about evaluating books : Choosing the Best Print Resources
After the presentation you can use an online utility to evaluate your own print materials
Is the author an expert | is the copyright date recent | are there helpful pictures | is the book convenient to use | does the book cover the topic fully | what made you select the book | what is your overall rating |
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