Introduce Students to Books Old and New
Responding to Rena’s posting “I would like to do book talks with my grade 8 class, but I’m not sure how to get started. Has anyone got any suggestions as to what the best approach would be? Your suggestions are appreciated!”
One approach: Select three books that you can link to what interests your specific students. Create two-three slides for each book that include images from book covers or of a key event in the book. On each slide write a probing question, a summary sentence, something specific about book that links to interests of your students OR a recent or upcoming theme/topic for your course, and end with a challenge: a reason to read. See samples at this link.
Consider having students create their own book talk slides as an option for whole class book or independently read books. If it’s a whole class books, perhaps group students to show various literary devices used by the author. See POSTER ASSIGNMENT adapted as slide presentation.