Book Talk ExamplesExamples of Book Talk
discussions in a book
It' the best way for you and your pupils to exchange great work. It can be used as part of a literacy course or simply as a chance book conversation throughout the year to help your pupils make a decision about what they want to do. In the following you will find some manuals and examples of book discussions to give you an impression.
If a book talk should take place..... Every year you or your student come across a book that they would rate with five stars, they may have the opportunity to share this book with the group. Making a book talk..... Take the book with you to hand it around, show the front and maybe even the back.
Stands or sits in front of the group ( "as long as everyone can see and listen to you") and presents them the book. Explain what kind of book it is, why you liked it, and give a short storyline of it. It is the aim of a book conversation to persuade others to keep it!
"It' one of my favorite textbooks! It' a book for young adults, and it's about this first-year student in high schools called Melinda. They are angry at her because she called the bulls at a bash over the whole year.
She fights her way through schools, deals with mean schoolteachers, her irritating mothers and is an outsider almost all year round. The book is an exciting one. Because I wanted to know what was happening to her. There' been some very fun moments, like her father ruining the poultry on Thanksgiving and when she talks about the marthas.
I' d definitely suggest this book because it's so inspirational and really entertaining." You can see that this is not too much information about the book, but it is just enough that other college kids who are interested in the subject are deciding to get it. It is possible to select to give book lectures in groups, e.g. four or five sci-fi or a few related to something you have studied as a group.
Or you can get them to read their own book instead of doing a dull bookwork.