Saturday, May 23, 2015

Analyze and Define the Assignment by Valerie Bodden-ESSENTIAL

Bodden, Valerie, Analyze and Define the Assignment. pgs. 40. Lerner Publishing, 2015. $30.65. INFORMATION

Where does one start with a writing assignment? How does one choose a topic and go about researching it? How does one know which is a primary and which is a secondary source? This book answers these questions and more in this guide.

This book as well as the others in the series a great addition to a common core non-fiction collection. The layout is great, the information is useful. The use of examples as well as tips and instruction on how to read an assignment for answers, figure out a topic, discern primary and secondary sources, and how to start finding reliable resources. Easily tied back into the “Big 6” and other common core methods and standards, readers will have an easy following this book and teachers will be able to use it in their classroom instruction. Included are a glossary, index, further information sources, and a selected bibliography for further exploration.

EL, MS - ESSENTIAL. Reviewer: Jessica Moody, Library Media Specialist, Olympus Jr. High.

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