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Reading Engagement 3: Book Talks

Time Frame:
1 class period that runs 60 minutes.

Group Size:


In this lesson students will learn how to present a book talk, and prepare to give a book talk.

Main Curriculum Tie:
Secondary Library Media (6-12)
Strand 1: Standard 1:

Build reading behaviors for lifelong learning and enjoyment of reading.

Book Talk Handout

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Background For Teachers:
This is the third activity in a three lesson sequence. The students have completed their Interests and Reading Survey, participated in Book Speed Dating, and chosen a book from the library to read. Now the students will prepare and present their Book Talk.

Student Prior Knowledge:
Any media skills needed for their chosen presentation.

Intended Learning Outcomes:
Students will present information on their book chosen during speed dating to the class allowing other students to learn more about future book choices. Students will use criteria given on the handout to create their presentation.

Instructional Procedures:
Show examples of book talks from Youtube

Time to answer questions on Book Talk Handout and complete their presentation.

Students will be in the library and deliver their Book Talk Presentations. Students will take notes on the presentations and rank their top three book choices for future reading


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Strategies For Diverse Learners:
Multiple genres and reading levels of books.

Assessment Plan:
Student presentations matching criteria handout. Student notes and future book choices.

Catherine Bates
Erin Newsome

Created Date :
Sep 08 2016 13:21 PM