Which is why you want to get it right. Whereas novels focus on creating intrigue and use blurbs that attempt to lure in the readerblurbs for non-fiction books need to take a different approach. After all, the reader has turned to you, the author, for information rather than entertainment. Sure, there are loads of titles on the market relating to this topic, but where do you fit in?
Do your parents borrow your books? Have you or your parents read any of the books on the 'Top kids' book tips' list? How much time do you spend reading a week? How does this compare to your parents?
What makes a good book? What do you think are the main ingredients that both children and adults look for in a book? Main activity Ask students: How do you chose a book to read? Here are some suggestions: Have read other books by the same author Like the jacket design Like the sound of the book based on the blurb on the back What is a blurb?
On back covers of books there is usually a summary which attempts to get the reader interested. Ask the class if they know why blurbs are written for book covers. What makes a good blurb? They are short in length. They use attention-grabbing words and phrases.
They tend to use question and exclamation marks. They often use three full stops at their ends an ellipsis to leave the reader asking questions Read out this suggestion for a blurb for Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer: Kidnapping a fairy starts out easy for Artemis, but he soon discovers he's taken captive Captain Holly Short.
She's part of an armed and extremely dangerous LEPrecon Unit.
Artemis should be able to handle things as long as they play by the rules Which bits appeal to children? Which bits appeal to adults? Which bits appeal to both?
Find further examples from the class' reading books to act as inspiration. Students write brief attention-grabbing blurbs for their favourite books. They should be aimed at engaging children their own age.
Each should be no more than fifty words in length. More able writers could be given the challenge of completing each in exactly fifty words. Students then re-write the blurb so that they will appeal more to their parents. Once drafted, the blurbs could be written on card to stand beside each book and be decorated in the style of each novel.
Extension activity Students write an acrostic blurb or book review using the title of the book. For example, for Lord of the Rings: O - Overpowering magical forces.
R - Riding over dangerous ground. D - Dark and emotional tale.A useful activity sheet to help your children understand book blurbs and help them write their own.
Key Stage 2 Secondary SEND ESL/TEFL Resources EAL IEYC & IPC Book Blurb Activity Sheet (1 member review) Classic Collection Click for more information.5/5(1).
Writing a book blurb ks2 Writing a book blurb r-bridal.com it short ( words). The aim is to convey what makes the book unique in a€LO: Transcript of Writing a blurb at KS2.
Writing a blurb photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli The blurb is the writing on the back of a book. Categories & Grades. Write your own book blurb! A great sheet to inspire children to write their own blurb, perhaps from a known book or a book they would like the write themselves!
Also available as lined, narrow lined, fully lined half lined and editable - a wide variety of options to cover all activities!5/5(1). A strong, descriptive blurb is easily one of the most important and powerful selling tools for your book.
Which is why you want to get it right. Whereas novels focus on creating intrigue and use blurbs that attempt to lure in the reader, blurbs for non-fiction books need to take a different approach. Writing a short book blurb is not only fun, but great practice for writing promotional copy of any kind.
This article gives you simple steps to follow to write a book blurb, and gives examples of both fiction and non-fiction back cover blurbs. Transcript of Writing a blurb at KS2. Writing a blurb The blurb is the writing on the back of a book. It entices the reader to read a book by promising twists and turns but without giving away the ending!
It makes you desperate to know what happens next! How to write a brilliant blurb! 1. Short in length and attention-grabbing!