An excellent resource for teachers looking for ways to hold your students accountable for their reading of Choice Books or Sustained Silent Reading Books (SSR). Works for any grade level or novel, fiction or nonfiction!
Students give a 2-3 minute speech to their class about the novel they have read.
*A Student Handout with an introduction to Book Talks, a Worksheet to help them get started, a Rubric and a notes sheet on Public Speaking tips.
* A Teacher Guide with instructions and Tips for teaching the mini unit.
*A Rubric that allows you to determine the number of points for each category.
* A PowerPoint presentation on Book Talks and Public Speaking Dos and Don'ts (to be used with the Student Notes page)
Book Talks are a great way to make sure students are reading novels and also gives them repeated public speaking experience! You will use these materials again and again with almost no prep!
Hold students accountable for reading without constant teacher and parent monitoring.
Reinforce the joy of reading by allowing students to read what interests them while the joy of reading is not killed by over-testing.
Provide introduction of public speaking tips and practice.
Reinforces students’ summarizing and plot element skills.
Provides opportunity for students to share good books with their classmates.