Talk That Book!
Students are introduced to the concept of booktalks. While reading a book, they follow outlined techniques for them to engage in what they are reading. Using the information from the book, they create and present their own booktalk to the class.
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Analyzing Literature via Literature Circles
Introduce literature circles with Roland Smith's novels. Your seventh graders will see the activity modeled as you read The Three Little Pigs together and apply the format to a Roland Smith novel of their choice. The lesson includes...
6th - 7th English Language Arts
Literature Circle Packet
Looking to set up literature circles in your class? Use these materials to support pupils when they meet in groups. Pupils take on various roles over the course of reading and meet with their groups to share the work they have done on...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Digital Book Talking: Promoting a School-Wide Appreciation of Literature
Students participate in a digital book talk. In this book talk lesson, students work with a partner produce a digital book talk that is aimed at increasing literature appreciation throughout the school They talk about a novel they have...
4th - 9th English Language Arts
"Book Report Gallery" Bulletin Board
Read all about it! A camera is all you need to create a fun bulletin board promoting books. Take pictures of readers holding their favorite books and position comic-book style talk bubbles over the pictures. Created with markers and...
K - 8th English Language Arts
The Barn: Discussion Questions
After reading The Barn by Avi, learners look over a list of discussion questions about the plot of the story. The discussion guide is a great way to engage readers in the book as well as to open up a thoughtful discussion about what they...
3rd - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable