What Is a Book Talk?: Your Guide to Making Them Work in the Classroom
You want your students to read more, but the books aren’t exactly flying off the classroom bookshelves. A book talk may be just the tool you need to engage your students in a new book. A book talk could sell your students on the idea of picking up a new title or author or give them the push they need to find a book they love and convince their peers to read it. : Top image by mrs._cronk on Instagram.] What is a book talk? A book talk is a short presentation about a book with the goal of convincing other people to read it. What are some good book talk examples? Books talks can take many forms. Teacher Mr. As you get started, use a book talk template to help students organize their talks. Choosing a book to talk about Probably the best way to choose a book for a book talk is to find one that you really like. Provide a box of books that are recommended for their grade level, like this list for 4th grade.As you get to know students, slip them a note card with a personalized book recommendation.
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