pretentious talk show host interviews an equally as pretentious book reviewer
about a book they think people of your age would love to read. In pairs you must
present a 3 minute play that reviews a book that both of you have read and enjoyed.
dialogue of the play must contain: the name of the book, the author, the
genre of the book, the setting, an outline the plot, the major complication, the
author's message to the reader (why the author wrote the book) and a comment as
to why students should read this book.
dialogue should aim to contain a few of these words where appropriate: tone, mood,
atmosphere, point of view, climax, anti-climax, flashback, theme, monologue.
also find I like to challenge the children by doing a little 'forced creativity'
in relation to vocabulary :)
must also include the words:
trite, pugnacious & plausible
the teacher wants to focus on
three new words you have learnt for this task
help develop vocabulary and to have the children 'rise above the mundane use of
words' I insist that some words are not to be used.
definitely not allowed: got, fun, sad, happy
trick with a book review is to tell the audience enough about the book to convince
people to read it, but not enough to ruin the experience for them.