U.S HISTORY BOOK REVIEW

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Book Review Rubric

Exemplary

Adequate

Minimal

Attempted

Introduction

Title and author listed. Introduction is attention-getting and provides relevant information. Discusses genre and details

Title and author listed. Includes genre and details

Title and author are not immediately mentioned, but are eventually provided.

Title and author are omitted.

Summary

Summary consists of a discussion of major themes, ideas and characters/personages providing exemplary ideas from the work. It includes very strong opinions and new ideas using your own words. Summary does not give away too much.

Summary consists of a discussion of major themes, ideas and/or characters/personages with some opinions and new ideas from the work. Summary does not give away key events, but may lack details.

Summary consists of a discussion of major themes, ideas or characters/personages. There is little opinion or mention of new ideas. Summary lacks details.

Summary is mostly an outline of the book and does not discuss opinion or new ideas. Summary reveals too much, in general, or entirely lacks an overview.

Critique

Critique consists of thoughts, responses and reaction to the book. The student reviewer reacts to the themes, the author’s aims or intent, the subject of the book, how well it is written and overall success or failure of the book.

Critique consists of thoughts, responses and reaction to the book. The student reviewer may discuss only two aspects, for example, themes and writer’s style. There is not a thorough review of various aspects.

Critique consists of thoughts, responses and reaction to the book. The student may only discuss one aspect of the book, such as themes. This review just states, “Well, I liked it.” Or “Well, I hated it.” It lacks a critical eye

Critique consists of a basic opinion based on personal feeling of “I liked it.” Or “I hated it.” And is …