Book Reports and Book Talks


Because the Ministry of Education requires that you read something you enjoy, for pleasure, and because I have to figure out a way to have you prove it to me, and because you need practice in formal literary writing and public speaking, you get to do a book report and a book talk. Consider yourself lucky--I used to have students do a book report every month. You're getting off lightly! You will do a book report in Term One and a book talk in Term Two.


TERM ONE:
The book report assignment is below. You may hand in the completed book report well before the due date if you like; doing so will give you a chance for a re-do if you are not happy with your achievement on this assignment.

Parental Permission form (print this out, have your parent fill it in, and attach it to your book report)
I cannot accept a book report without a parent/guardian's note saying that you are allowed to read the book!


Marking for this assignment is as follows:
1. Character: /3
2. Setting /1
3. Theme /1
Paragraph or composition 1: /30 (general marking rubric)
Paragraph or composition 2: /30 (general marking rubric)


TERM TWO:
Your book talk is a similar assignment, but it is presented in front of the class rather than written out. It includes a visual of some sort.The assignment and marking rubric are below. NOTE: No two students in my English 9 classes may submit a book talk on the same book. Choose your book early, and register it with me so you are sure to get your first choice. These will be presented just after Christmas. Exact date TBA.



Per 3

Per 5

Student
Title
Author
Student
Title
Author
Palvi
Happyface
Stephen Emond
Nathan
The House of Hades
Rick Riordan
Parm
The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Taylor-Ann
Once Was Lost
Sarah Zarr
Perry


Baldeep
Evil Behind that Door
Barbara Fradkin
Simran R


Yashdeep


Kyle
Picture This
Norah McClintock*



Tanawin
Lord of the Flies
William Golding*
Jasneet
Just Listen
Sarah Dessen
Danielle
Seabiscuit: An American Legend
Laura Hillenbrand
Abneet
Dairy Queen
Catherine G. Murdock
Andrew


Sachleen


Alexis
Dreamland
Sarah Dessen
Joti
The Demon King
Cinda Williams Chima
Scott
The Incredible Journey
Sheila Burnford
Josie
The Maze Runner
James Dashner
Sarb
New Moon
Stephanie Meyer
Rachel


Nirvir
The Selection
Kiera Cass
Devin
The 5th Wave
Rick Yancey
Angad


Tanjot
Snitch
Norah McClintock
Taylor
The Foretelling
Alice Hoffman
Ellis
Lock and Key
Sarah Dessen
Harman
Powers
Deborah Lynn Jacobs
Gursimran
Catching Fire
Suzanne Collins
Simren
The Sea of Monsters
Rick Riordan
Puneet
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
Anne Frank
Avneet


Jessica G
I am Malala
Malala Yousafzai
Jessica F
The Dark Shore
Kevin Emerson
Invir
The Barrio Kings
William Kowalski
Kenadey
Hunger
Michael Grant
Kammy
Seven Minutes in Heaven
Sara Shepard

Karanvir
Borderline
Allen Stratton
Joshua
Life of Pi
Yann Martel
Jennifer
The Summoning
Kelly Armstrong
Jaskarn
The Moon and More
Sarah Dessen
Allison
Stolen
Lucy Christopher
Sarah


James
City of Bones
Cassandra Clare
Minkle
When I Kill You
Michelle Wan
Simmy
Gone
Lisa McMann
Mackie
Breathing Room
Marsha Hayles
Sunny
The Eleventh Plague
Jeff Hirsch
Mackenzie
Love Me Tender
Audrew Couloumbis
Rajan
Subject Seven
James A. Moore
Priya
Eve and Adam
Michael Grant
Gurkiran
My Sister's Keeper
Jodi Picoult
Kimran
Speak
Laurie Halse Anderson
Manraj
Sapphique
Catherine Fisher
Maneet
Wintergirls
Laurie Halse Anderson
Hammad
The Hobbit
J. R. R. Tolkien
Mandeep
Divergent
Veronica Roth