Student Led Book Talks

At some point in the semester, students will be asked to lead classroom booktalks.  The point is to share with your class, something worth reading (and to complete a presentation – a necessary skill, even if you don’t always look forward to it).

  1. Sign-up for your book talk day (or Mrs. C will assign you one)
  2. Complete a book talk preparation sheet to help guide your discussion
  3. Carefully choose your read-aloud, make sure you find/copy it in advance, and PRACTICE it
  4. Post your blog entry to the “indie” reads site
  5. Casually present on the designated day

book talk info generator flip version

Some xtra tips:

  • Title and author are BOTH important.  Be sure mention both.  Pronounce them correctly when you present and spell them correctly when you post your blog entry.
  • Be careful to choose a read-aloud that you can handle, one you are semi-comfortable with, one that starts and ends well
  • NO SPOILERS – your audience wants to eventually read the book, don’t give everything away
  • Post your blog entry a couple of days in advance to avoid last minute technical problems