Middle Schoolers Make Great Book Reviewers

Demystify the book review process for your students. Middle schoolers have definite opinions about what they read. Book reviewing teaches them to articulate their views and share them with their peers. Book reviews are authentic writing practice and an opportunity for students to consider purpose and audience. This program provides a flexible plan for teaching students to review books over 3-6 meetings, tips for implementation, and a graphic organizer to help students map their reviews.


  • Katie Klein, School Librarian, Rising Tide Charter Public School