Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Giving A Book Talk

How to give a good Book Talk:

1.  Choose a book you like, and that you feel is special enough to share.
2.  Read the book!
3.  Once you finish, ask yourself what made the book meaningful to you
4.  Don't give away the ending or any other secrets.
5.  Do Not do a retelling.
6.  Make it interesting from the start by beginning with a question, sharing a problem, discussing the setting, or a character, or telling a little bit of the plot.
7.  Don't ruin the book by telling too much. Grab the readers interest, but leave them wanting more.
8.  If you read aloud, it should be short.
9.  Prepare and practice, know what you are going to say.
10.  Concentrate on the book and your message.  Don't worry about the audience.

As we begin Book Talks in Reading Workshop, this example shares the book Turnabout by Margaret Peterson Haddix.


trindi b. said...

I think that you need to have a good book or whats the point of reading?

Mr. McGuire said...

I totally agree Trindi! Thanks for taking the time to comment.

Beth P. said...

I think this book will give us a new concept for young adult readers. Jacob & I have read some of the other books this author has writen.The Shadow children series & Double identity has proven to be a good read. Can't wait to read it!

Samantha R said...

Hey whats up Mr.McGuire. Are you reading Turn About. If you are its a great book. Its great to read because you can really get into this book. Reading is no good if the book isn't itersting. If you don't like a book then you shouldn't read it any longer. But remmber a book thats not right for you may be right for someone else.