Time for a Summer Book Talk

Generate some book buzz leading into summer! Over the next few weeks, students choose a favourite book and give a book talk to their peers.

Keep it simple with a five finger structure:

  1. Title
  2. Author (and illustrator if applicable.)
  3. Genre (…realistic fiction, fantasy, adventure, graphic novel, nonfiction, biography, poetry…)
  4. Brief Summary
  5. Recommendation (Who might like this book? “If you liked ____, you’ll like this.”)

A fun addition is to ask students to choose a favourite passage from the book that might entice readers without giving anything away.

Students can also record their books talks (on Flipgrip for example) for your incoming students to watch in the fall!

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