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Digital Booktalks
Elements and ideas
What it is.
● A book “trailer”
● Uses multimedia such as photos, videos,
music and audio
● “sells” the book to readers
Why use it.
● gets kids reading
● provides choice
● understand story elements - mood, setting,
theme, characters, etc..
● ...
Three key elements:
● The hook
● The content
● The cliffhanger
The Hook - grab the listener’s
attention
● Read a gory, scary or exciting section (keep
it short)
● Ask a question
● Relat...
The Content - tell about the
characters and/or plot
● Provide facts, then move to something shocking or
surprising
● Know ...
The Cliffhanger
● End your talk with something unresolved
● Leave them wanting more
● You want the listener to want to rea...
How to create a book talk
● Read the book
● Take notes/use sticky notes
● Look for the hook
● Decide what you want to shar...
Storyboard
Creating the digital book talk
● Make a folder in your documents titled ‘Book
talk’
● Search creativecommons.org for pictu...
http://search.creativecommons.org/
Points to remember for a good
digital book talk
● Use photos (high res), music and other media that
create impact
● Be cre...
Sharing
● post student booktalks on school Youtube
channel
● create QR codes and put around the school,
library and share ...
Resources
Assessment Rubric - http://bit.ly/1g0vJwe
QR Code generator - http://www.qrstuff.com/
RSS digital booktalks - ht...
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Digital booktalks

  1. 1. Digital Booktalks Elements and ideas
  2. 2. What it is. ● A book “trailer” ● Uses multimedia such as photos, videos, music and audio ● “sells” the book to readers
  3. 3. Why use it. ● gets kids reading ● provides choice ● understand story elements - mood, setting, theme, characters, etc.. ● creative process ● digital tools ● digital citizenship ● global audience
  4. 4. Three key elements: ● The hook ● The content ● The cliffhanger
  5. 5. The Hook - grab the listener’s attention ● Read a gory, scary or exciting section (keep it short) ● Ask a question ● Relate the events/feelings in the book to current events/feeling in the listener’s lives (https://multcolib.org/single-shard) ● Use effective visuals, text, music
  6. 6. The Content - tell about the characters and/or plot ● Provide facts, then move to something shocking or surprising ● Know a secret, talk about it, don’t reveal it ● Copy dialogue to read ● Tie the plot into a historical event or time period ● Get into character - use voice ● Show a great visual ● Tell something interesting about the author, especially when the book is an autobiography
  7. 7. The Cliffhanger ● End your talk with something unresolved ● Leave them wanting more ● You want the listener to want to read the book.
  8. 8. How to create a book talk ● Read the book ● Take notes/use sticky notes ● Look for the hook ● Decide what you want to share ● create a storyboard ● Write down your book talk ● Practice
  9. 9. Storyboard
  10. 10. Creating the digital book talk ● Make a folder in your documents titled ‘Book talk’ ● Search creativecommons.org for pictures, music and media ● Save media to your folder ● Use iMovie (mac) or Movie Maker (PC), or Voicethread to create your digital book talk
  11. 11. http://search.creativecommons.org/
  12. 12. Points to remember for a good digital book talk ● Use photos (high res), music and other media that create impact ● Be creative (photo collages, digital manipulation) ● Minimal text ● Clear voice (practice) ● Appropriate music - think about mood ● Avoid using images from the movie version of the book. ● Keep it short: 1 1/2 to 2 minutes
  13. 13. Sharing ● post student booktalks on school Youtube channel ● create QR codes and put around the school, library and share with public library ● start a digital booktalk club ● host an Academy Awards
  14. 14. Resources Assessment Rubric - http://bit.ly/1g0vJwe QR Code generator - http://www.qrstuff.com/ RSS digital booktalks - http://bit.ly/1uSPzxu Voicethread - http://bit.ly/1sjk7og

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