Friday, October 3, 2014


By Lauren Schroer

Happy Friday!

Today we're going to spend some time on a new website that we have not looked at in this class before. You've been reading books in groups and independently. Let's get our reading lives online.

Goal #1: Goodreads
  1. Go to
  2. Log-in using your GOOGLE account. (Underneath the "sign up" spaces, it says, "or sign in using..." Next to this, click the little Google button!)
  3. Send a friend request to Ms. Black AND Mrs. Roberts. (Hint: Look us up by our email addresses.)
  4. Search for the book you are currently reading and add it to your "currently reading" shelf.
  5. Search for at least TEN more books you have read and add them to your "Read" shelf. Make sure you RATE them too!

Goal #2: Looking at awesome book reviews
  1. Take some time to read this book review about a book called The Alchemist.
  2. In your English Journal, write about what makes this book review a good book review. What are the qualities that make it strong? What is the difference between a book review and a summary?
  3. If you would like another example to learn from, check out this one about City of Thieves

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