Non-fiction book report Tips for success A quick timeline overview • Non-fiction book reports are due by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, 11/9. • Papers must be turned in both in hard copy AND electronically on turnitin.com. • Strive to have your book completely read by 11/1. Start working on your rough draft during that weekend. • We will have a significant chunk of in-class time available during the week of 11/5 to work on your final draft AND the PowerPoint for your book talk. • Lots of teacher assistance will be available, so please take advantage of this opportunity. Your book should be a non-fiction book with a minimum of 200 pages. Check the call number to make sure your book qualifies. Begins with... Sample Call Number Section of the Library 745.58 CYPHER Non-fiction (no special code before the number) A FIC A FIC LAMOUR Adult Fiction AM AM HARRIS Mystery GR GR 929.2 Genealogy Room (Headquarters Library only) JR JR 910 WORLD Juvenile Reference (cannot be checked out) J FIC J FIC ROWLING Juvenile Fiction R R 364.03 Reference (cannot be checked out) SF SF DELANY Science Fiction / Fantasy YA YA STIEFVATER Young Adult Fiction Check the call number on the spine (side) of the book. If it looks like this, then it is a fiction book so it doesn’t qualify for this assignment. Your reaction paper needs to include a brief 2-3 paragraph summary Your paper needs to incorporate an outside source. Here are some ideas: • On-line book review (i.e. The New York Times) • Add some facts that further illustrate a topic within the book. • Do some research about the author. • Are there any links to something you have studied in school? Remember, you must cite your source. This is an excellent example of a student incorporating information about the author into the paper. You need to select a quote (properly cited) from the book along with your reaction (1-2 paragraphs). The paper must include your recommendation of whether this book is worth reading. • Who would enjoy this book? • You need a specific detail from the book that backs up your recommendation. One paragraph with your reaction to things the author didn’t cover, but you wish had been included. . • Read your book sooner rather than later. • Seek help and ask questions if you are unsure about part of the assignment. • Have your rough draft done before 11/5.