Creating conversations around books, free reading choices, and novels is an essential element of reader's workshop. While "book reports" are an archaic thing of the past, these four activities are great ways to get kids talking about books!
Included in the pack are:
Student book talk request page - Get kids brainstorming how they can best "sell" a book to their peers through advertising the most exciting and interesting parts of the novel without giving too much away. Students will have the chance to explore literary elements, then present their books to others, practicing reading, writing, and speaking skills.
Book review pages - Using either the 1/2 or full page, students examine their novel for the best, and worst, parts. Students will have the chance to develop literacy skills by investigating literary elements and posting these reviews for others to enjoy!
28 Conversation Stems - Looking to get students to talk about their books in organic and conversational ways? These stems are a perfect resource for you! Students develop conversations using scaffolded and differentiated conversation starters which then lead to real-world literacy skills much like adult book clubs
Rapid reader's meetings - Want to explore over a dozen titles in one class period? Use this activity to get kids moving and talking about their books! Students create must-read and should-read wish lists of their peer's reading recommendations to take with them to the library when they're ready for a new book!
Check out these other awesome resources!
Whole reader's workshop pack - https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Middle-School-Readers-Workshop-Necessities-3288706
Reader's workshop recording pages FREEBIE - https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Readers-Workshop-Teacher-Recording-Pages-FREEBIE-3286021
Reader's workshop recording logs - https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Readers-Workshop-Record-Log-3285998