Book Talk TemplateBooks Talk Template
It is important that the teacher has year round discussions with the schoolbook. It will help the pupils to find them. I use Lane Smith's "It's a Book" for the first lecture. It is the rarest period in which the "film" (book trailer) is better than the book. I' ll tell the pupils that. To show them the book trailers is a great way to make literacy an entertaining adventure, validating their literacy methods and modeling a new book conversation methodology.
Next I presented a more tradtional book review and used Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson. Tyler is the storyteller of the first character. He' like so many others. Then, I was reading the first page to the pupils because she used some humour and got me addicted when reading the book a few years ago.
Following my book interviews I asked the student to keep a TBR-file. Like I indicated in the introductory part of the lecture, book lectures do not have to be given in one group. I allow them to have their book presentations in their hands, but they must also have the book to get full recognition.
When the book is on an e-reader, it must be available. Since I like it when the pupils see a picture of the bookcase, we sometimes drag it to the monitor when the pupil uses an e-reader. This book presentation comes from a female trainee who has selected a book from her own group.
The first part of the lecture, Amber gives the name of the book and the authoress and divides a part of it: Amber' s book discussion section contains the readings of the section. Lastly, Amber provides some ideas on who might like the book she has chosen in Amber's book-talk-reference.
Notice the book conversation sheet when a student presents a book conversation unless I feel there is a loophole in the information, and I urge them not to think about the order of the information in the book conversation. Most importantly, have a conversation and help others find a book they like to study.