HOW TO HOST A BOOK TASTING EVENT
To run book-tasting or text-tasting events, you’ll need several books, short stories or articles and menu covers with task sheet inserts.
... hunt for author’s craft techniques (e.g. word choice, using punctuation for effect, context clues, imagery, one-word sentences, etc.),
...get exposure to multi-genre texts, and
...discuss why they think authors use specific formats to deliver information.
Secure multiple pages with rubber bands to create handy reference booklets that students will use throughout the year.
BOOK TASTING RESOURCES
Book Tasting: A Scavenger Hunt Smorgasbord
This lesson is one of the engagement strategies included in a live, professional development seminar called, Get ‘Em Moving - Then Get ‘Em Writing (presented at Stockton University by Janice Malone).