Book Talk Planning Templates and Teacher Guide

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The Stellar Teacher Company
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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!

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What's 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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Lifelong tool
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