Getting students excited about books may be a challenge within your classroom. Book talks are a great quick way for teachers and fellow students to introduce books and hopefully catch some of the students’ interest. They can be done with any age, whole class or small group. The following are the four key ideas that should be included in a book talk:
- Personal Connections – Make personal connections to not only your life, but the lives of your students.
- Brief Overview of the Book – Talk about the main idea of the book and make sure not to give away the ending.
- Read a Passage – Choose a page or two to read aloud to the class.
- Invitation to Read the Book – Invite them to read to find what will happen in the book.