For many of us, the holidays signify new books and time to read. This week, why not initiate some informal book talks with your students?
Introduce a 5 Finger Book Talk to guide them:
- Author (and Illustrator if applicable)
- Brief Summary (Without giving anything away!)
- Recommendation (Who might like this book? For example, “If you liked ____, you’ll like this.”)
Keep the talks both brief (a minute or two at most) and informal (no need to assess). Get your students talking and generate some book buzz!