Introduction to Book Talks

Class began the normal way. For those students who have Instagram, I encouraged them to follow me @ms.jeffers for homework reminders, class updates, and other important and interesting information.

Today’s focus was learning about one of the speaking components of class: the book talk. Students received the handout below and had time to look it over and ask questions.

Book Talk ExpectationsRubric (1st Quarter)

Next, I modeled a book talk using my favorite book of all time, Boy’s Life by Robert McCammon. While speaking, I projected my notecard on the screen, so students could see what it looks like.

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I talked through the different parts of the booktalk and explained what my notes meant before I began speaking.

After my example, students had some time to work on a notecard of their own for the book they are currently reading. I was able to answer more questions they had at this time. They had a few minutes to practice to the wall before it was time to pack up.

Homework:

  1. Read for 25 minutes.
  2. Finish reading the cyberbullying article and note FIVE MORE THINGS that surprised you. See yesterday’s post for details.