If you are looking for a fun and engaging way to boost engagement during your reading block, you need to start implementing book talks.
Book talks are like a little mini book commercial that your students give about a book they have read and it is a great way to motivate, inspire, and encourage a love of reading in your students.
If you have never done a book talk in your classroom, this resource seriously has EVERYTHING you need to get started!
Check out the preview to learn more about what is included.
- All About Book Talks Teacher Guide
- Parent Letter/Invitation
- Community Invitation
- 5 Anchor Charts to help you teach your students how to plan, give, and listen to a book talk
- Book Talk Student Rubric
- Active Listener Checklist
- 4 Different Student Planning Templates
- Student Artifact Templates & Tic-Tac-Toe Board
- Ideas for Seasonal and Holiday Themed Book Talks
- This resource also includes digital versions of the anchor charts and any student templates (created using Google Slides).
When to Use Book Talks?
- You can make book talks a regular part of your reading workshop. They can be done whole group before or after your read aloud or students can share a book talk on a weekly basis with classmates in a small group
- Anytime you want to drum up some book buzz in your classroom, have your students talk about the books they are reading.
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