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Online Book Review Writing Printable & Digital Library Center


Grade Levels:
2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, and 5th Grade

Yes, all instructional materials are editable.

Teaching Duration:
All year long

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At this low-prep library center, students write, edit, and share book reviews through the school library catalog system (e.g. Destiny® Discover, etc). Alternatively, students can publish their book reviews on a class website or an online book review website such as Bookopolis, Biblionasium, or DogoBooks (may require a paid membership or subscription).

Tech Requirements:
Publishing book reviews on your school library catalog requires up-to-date Destiny® web-based library management software, or similar online library catalog software, AND students most likely need usernames and passwords to login to the online catalog. Check with your tech department to make sure your students can access the book review writing features.

This library center has 21 pages/slides, and it includes:

  • Center signs with learning targets and “I will” statements for student directions
    • Editable PowerPoint .pptx file and Google Slides formats
    • 8.5″ x 11″ letter-size paper, includes both landscape and portrait versions
    • Excerpt of standards addressed
    • Full color and ink-saving blackline versions
    • Can be used as a printable library center or digital library center for Google Classroom, Canva, Schoology, or other online learning environments
    • Easy-to-print PDF file format is also included.
  • Comprehensive Lesson Plan for 2nd through 5th grade in editable Microsoft Word .docx file and Google Docs format, aligned to:
    • 2018 AASL National School Library Standards for Learners,
    • National Common Core ELA Standards, and
    • Pennsylvania Core Standards for English Language Arts.
  • Printable and Digital Review Rubric / Assessment Checklist  for students to self-assess and/or give peer feedback on the written book review
    • Editable Google Form format for digital version
    • Editable PowerPoint .pptx file to print
    • 8.5″ x 11″ letter-size paper
    • Easy-to-print PDF file format is also included.
  • Video directions for posting this center to Google Classroom or other learning platform for online, remote, or blended learning (included in the preview)
  • Teacher Notes and text instructions with screenshots (included in the preview) for preparing this center and setting up Destiny® Library Manager to allow students to write reviews (moderated and approved by the teacher-librarian)

Standards Addressed:

AASL National School Library Standards – See the AASL Standards Framework for Learners to view full text.

  • Inquire – C.2. – C.3. – C.4.
  • Collaborate – B.1. – C.1.
  • Explore – A.1.
  • Engage – A.1. – C.1.

Common Core English Language Arts Standards –
© Copyright 2010 National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.1. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.1. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.1. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.1.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.6. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.6. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.6. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.6.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.10. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.10. – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.10.

Terms of Use
© Mrs. J in the Library – By purchasing this product, you receive a one-user license. Copying or distributing to others is prohibited.  ​See our Site Terms of Use for more information. For teacher-librarians: You may use this product with all of your classes and students.

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Grade Levels

2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade


Yes, all instructional materials are editable.

Lesson Plan Included?

Yes, with AASL Standards

Teaching Duration

Anytime or throughout the year


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Mrs. J in the Library

Hi there! I'm Collette Jakubowicz, the owner and founder of Mrs. J in the Library.
I'm a certified teacher-librarian with over 15 years of teaching experience in elementary school libraries. I believe school libraries staffed by professional teacher-librarians should inspire and empower students to create, as well as read, research, and think critically.

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