Remember having to write book reports? Well, you can have your child or students write a book review. Very similar.
Make it a game. They are working for a magazine or newspaper and need to write a review of the book they just read. They have to write it by (give them a deadline to make it more realistic) and can only use “x” amount of words.
What would they write? Did they like the book? Yes that’s part of it, but what about a brief synopsis of the story, a critique and then if they would recommend it or not.
Give them starter questions like:
* The story was about. . .
* I would change . . .
* I liked . . .
* I didn’t like. . .
With young ones, have them pretend they are a TV reporter. They have to give a report on this new book in town. Give them a microphone. You could even film it and show them how they’d look on TV.
You get the idea. Again, just have fun.