A useful review of resources for learners of the Chinese language and culture. Academic Word List English:
Review A review gives an opinion about anything from a restaurant to a concert. The most common types of review are film and book reviews, but people also review music, television programmes, theatre performances and computer games. They are knowledgeable on certain topics, eg films or music. We trust their judgement and may decide to read a book or watch a film because they persuade us to do so.
All reviews share a number of different purposes. For example, a film review needs: The audience might be specific or general. For example, a specialist computer games magazine will assume their readers have a major interest in gaming and an understanding of specialist terminologysuch as spawning and simulator.
However, a review of a game in a national newspaper, with a much wider audience, would need to simplify the language or explain the terms. Reviews of popular new books and films aim to reach nationwide audiences - but a local newspaper will review a performance at their own theatre, aimed at local readers.
Example This is a review of the film The Golden Compass. The Golden Compass Reviewed by Stella Papamichael Free will is the object of the game in The Golden Compass, a big budget exercise in orienteering where witches and polar bears point the way to enlightenment.
Thank goodness for the star presence of Dakota Blue Richards. It all sounds a bit messianic really, except that organised religion, represented by The Magisterium, is a force for evil.
Sam Elliot is wryly amusing as a cowboy aeronaut and the spectacle of Lyra being carried across the arctic wastelands on the back of a polar bear voiced by Ian McKellen will appeal to the child in everyone.
Towards the end, some impressively realised battle scenes up the excitement. Disappointingly though, all this magic and mystery fails to lead to any grand unveiling. There are just too many questions raised and not enough answered.
Approach this not as a lesson in the facts of life, just a bit of childish escapism. Analysis How has the writer structured the text to interest the reader? This raises the question - why not? The review concludes with the key dates.Encourage the child to take notes while reading the book to be reviewed so he can remember what points he wants to make later and what specific scenes or quotes he might want to use to support those points.
Suggest that a child outline the book review before writing, using one paragraph for each point he or she wants to make about the book.
Students write their own book reviews and act out a book awards ceremony. Learning aims: To write about the plot, setting and characters of a novel. To comment of the highlights and weak points of a novel.
To evaluate a novel.
To enagage in role play. Teaching Ideas: 1. A more detailed book review frame for older children. A more detailed book review frame for older children. My Book Review Frame KS2. Worksheet. docx, KB. My Book Review Frame KS2. About this resource. Info.
Writing frame for children to write in their own success criteria for writing their poetry (common things they add are to use /5(26). timberdesignmag.com is the place to go to get the answers you need and to ask the questions you want.
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KS3 Writing Book Reviews Worksheet providing prompts for writing book reviews. Powerpoint gives additional prompts and shows an example of a book review for the Hunger Game /5(8).