For November 15, 2008: We all know kids are better motivated to write when it’s for their peers, right? So, try out BookHooks and introduce your younger students to a place where they can share their book reports with other readers in a safe environment. All of the reports are vetted before publication and no student data is collected. The tool for writing a report employs java technology, so make sure the web browser is compatible.
Students begin by providing information about their book such as title, author, publisher, and genre. Next, they write a review and insert an image. Finally, they rate the book and submit the report. A password is provided for each report for future edits. Reports can be searched by author, title, keyword, genre, reporter, and nationality. Rounding out the site are games and links to resources such as style guides and writing tutorials.
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