Thursday, May 23, 2013

PERIOD 4C/5A: Book Report: Non-Fiction / Information

After you have read a non-fiction non-plot information or “how-to” book of at least 75 pages, then complete the following Blog Book Report:

  1. State the title of your book and the author.
  2. In one word, what is the topic of your book?
  3. In one sentence, give one sample piece of important information you found in your book.
  4. In at least one paragraph, answer all of the following questions using complete sentences:
·Is the author an expert on the subject?
·Is the copyright date recent enough to include the newest facts on the topic?
·Are there pictures and diagrams? If so, are they helpful?
·Is the book convenient to use?Does it have an index, table of contents, headings, or vocabulary in italics?
·Does the book cover the topic fully and is the information easy to understand? Why or why not?
·What made you select this book as a resource?

5.What overall rating would you give this resource?
6.To receive full credit for your book report comment, please give a two or more sentence response to at least two other students.

Be sure to include your FULL NAME at the end of your comment and response.This is due by Tuesday, May 28, 2013


  1. 1. Indoor Soccer, Evert Teunissen

    2. Soccer

    3. A good shooter must return the ball quickly at a percise speed.

    4. This author is very good at explaining inddor soccer skills. He talks about all the positions, pratice skills and conditioning skills. As this book is a little old, the information is the soccer techniques you would use for indoor soccer. This book shows pictures of the skills provided. As for diagrams there are a fw but not as many diagrams as pictures. When i read this book, it helped me out with understanding better shooting skills. Thats the main reason why i wanted this book. The cover/title of the book matches whats in the book. The information is easy to understand because i have done soccer for nine years. I picked this book mainly to improve my indoor soccer skills.

    5. 8.5

    -Rachel Schneider

    1. I would really love to read that book too because I love soccer as much as you do and would like to improve on my shooting. Soccer is a sport that plays with speed and that is my goal.

      -Mainong Yang

  2. 1. The Care & Feeding of a Soccer Player By Toni Branner

    2. Soccer

    3. The breakdown of muscle tissue and recovery is part of the process of increasing power.

    4. No, the author is not an expert on soccer but she is an expert on knowing how to cure and stay healthy. She is an expert in excercise physiology. The date is recent enough to include the newest facts on the topic. There were no pictures in the book. The book covers the topic easily and the information is easy to understand because everything is told with time, how, and what to do. I selected this book because I wanted to know how to take care of my shin splints. Also, I wanted to know what is good to eat for before or after practices and games.

    5. I rate this book a 5 out of 5.

    -Mainong Yang

  3. 1.Teen Feng Shui By Susan Levitt


    3.It is an ancient Chinese science that tells us how to build our human environment–from rooms to houses to towns- in accordance with the forces of nature.

    4.Yes, the author is a professional Feng Shui consultant, who began her years of studies in Asian literature. Yes, the copyright date is recent enough to include the newest facts on the topic. There are several pictures and diagrams that help understand how Feng Shui works. This book is very convenient to use if you are interested in how the way you design your space can attract positive energies to you. This book has an index, table of contents, and headings but it does not have vocabulary in italics. This book covered the topic fully and the information was very easy to understand, because it was very detailed and it had pictures and diagrams, so it was very clear. A friend explained to me what Feng Shui was so I got interested in the topic and I wanted to learn more about it.

    5.I would rate this book a 10 out of 10.

    -Diana Ramirez

  4. the simpsons guide to springfield by: matt groening
    2.Gives directions around springfield and explains who some of the people are too.
    3. if springfield were a gigantic, warm, chewy pretzel, one could say it was virtually salted with exciting, unique attractions to quicken the pulse, lighten the wallet, and possibly leave mental scars.
    4. The author knows his topic very well and putd in a bunch of extra detail in his book. The book has alot of details explaining about springfield and the people. the diagrams and pictures are really helpful because it shows what the places look like even though they describe it. it has everything an index, the vocabulary, table of contents etc. The book covers way more then you would think and has helpful facts too. i have always liked the simpsons so why not pick it. i would rate this book 5out of 5.

  5. This assignment is complete and no additional comments or responses may be added for a grade. See Mr. Dawursk to make-up this assignment.