Giving Book Talks
How to Get Your Students Excited about Books!
The Reading Zone
According to Atwell (2007), "It isn't enough to fill a classroom with great titles. An important role of the reading teacher-the most important work, according to my students--is to become so intimate with good books that we bring life, with our voices, to the tattered spines that line the shelves of our libraries. We make it even more likely that kids will find books they love when students, too, have opportunities to inform their classmates about titles that are too good to miss." (p. 67)
It's Time for a Booktalk!
Librarian, Academic Specialist, Reading Interventionist and other willing participants will model how to give a book talk.
Pick your favorite children's book or venture out to a new one.
Grab your handy Ipad, and get ready to record a book talk.
3. Pick a Spot
Find a quiet, cozy area in which you can record the book talk! If you happen to leave the room, then be back in 15 minutes.
Atwell, N. (2007). The Reading Zone: How to Help Kids Become Skilled, Passionate, Habitual,
Critical Readers. New York: Scholastic.