Summer Reading Leaders

(Easy) Instructions for Promoting your Book

Prepare Your Book Talk

Think about why you like this book, or if you haven't read it yet, why do you want to read it? What about it grabbed your interest? If you can put that into your own words, that will be the most compelling information for other Upper School students.

Record Your Book Talk

I have created a Flipgrid question to help you record and share your book talk. On your iPad, you can download the free Flipgrid app, or use a browser that can handle flash. All of your recordings will appear together as a sort of slide show that will be on the Summer Reading web page. When you are ready, go to this link to record your answer to the question "What book do you suggest to other Upper School students this summer, and why should they read it?"

Please complete your video book talk by Monday, May 9.

FAQ about Video Book Talks

1. How long does it have to be?

Short! Not more than 30 seconds or so. Just enough to give viewers a sense of the book and pique their interest.

2. What information should I include?

Your first name only, the title of the book, the author's name, and anything else your viewers should know. (For example, is it a bestseller? Has it won any awards? Has it been made into a movie? Is the author know for any other big titles?)

3. Can I get creative?

Of course! Act out a scene, wear a costume - if it will grab your viewer's attention, great!

4. Do I have to get creative?

No. Just talking about the book and why you like it/want to read it is fine.

5. What if I don't like the video I record?

On Flipgrid, you can re-record yourself as many times as you want until you're happy. I have to approve the videos before they are "live."

Questions? Ask Ms. Hammond.

Thank you for being a Summer Reading Leader!