Book talks

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A presentation to describe what booktalks are, why we do them and their benefits. Aimed at trainee teachers and others who know very little. Contains useful links and bibliography.

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Book talks

  1. 1. Book talking school students. http://www.flickr.com/photos/hippydream/385979449/sizes/z/in/photostream/
  2. 2. What is a book talk?http://www.flickr.com/photos/93357283@N08/8480012069/sizes/c/in/photostream/
  3. 3. “A booktalk is a commercial designed to get someone to read a book. It is a way of"selling" your merchandise, a performance to get the audience excited about your book.” http://libraries.vermont.gov/sites/libraries/files/cbec/booktalks.pdf
  4. 4. http://www.flickr.com/photos/wadem/2730257498/sizes/z/in/photostream/
  5. 5. Increase circulation.Promotes collection.Increases awareness ofthe library.Provides out reach tocommunity groups.Aimed at the non / lowuser. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mempix/5646343024/sizes/z/in/photostrea /
  6. 6. The most effective way to motivate reading. http://libraries.vermont.gov/sites/libraries/files/cbec/booktalks.pdf http://www.flickr.com/photos/kathycassidy/45284104 44/
  7. 7. Other benefits include… • Helping students find books they will enjoy • Develop a rapport between students and adults. • Model enthusiasm for books. • Highlight reading and books without any additional funding.http://www.flickr.com/photos/judybaxter/5484879/sizes/z/in/photostream/
  8. 8. Traditional Book talks Find a book you love. Read all.Decide on a ‘hook’ that will catch children’s attention quickly. Describe the basic plot of the story without giving away the ending. CHANCE & LESESNE (2012). http://www.flickr.com/photos/cuorhome/50300425/ sizes/z/in/photostream/
  9. 9. Short and Sweet Sonja Cole, Bookwink.com, recommends keeping a booktalk for children to no more than seven sentences!• 1 and 2 introduce the main character.• 3 to 5 Summarize the conflict.• 6 and 7 get the children thinking about what happens in the story.• Connect with their experiences http://www.flickr.com/photos/abakedcreation/6090220029/
  10. 10. “Book trailers are a visual representation of a book. In one way book trailers are similar to a movie trailer; they are designed to interest a reader in a particular book.” CHANCE & LESESNE (2012).http://www.flickr.com/photos/travelinlibrarian/622599953/sizes/m/in/photostream/
  11. 11. "Book trailers take what happens in a readers mind and display it like real-life. Trailers can also do the opposite, and make people who watch book trailers want to read the book. Whatever side people sit on, be it a reader or a non-reader, a book trailer will fill that gap in a powerful, potent way. Its a powerful tool for 21st-century students.“ Chance & Lesnese (2012).http://www.flickr.com/photos/ku_no It’s a book by Lane Smithn/207942973/sizes/z/in/photostream/
  12. 12. “ the best book trailers are justlike the best book talks. Theybasically just give the jacketsynopsis . . . only insteadof kids having to make theimages in their minds, the trailerspoon feeds the imagery andmusic to them.“ CHANCE & LESESNE (2012). This is not my hat http://www.flickr.com/photos/safari_vacation/58 42069535/sizes/z/in/photostream/
  13. 13. Create a buzz. http://www.flickr.com/photos/q uisnovus/5835239431/sizes/z/ in/photostream/
  14. 14. Utilize digital technologieshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/99411713@N00/6170567978/sizes/z/in/photostream/
  15. 15. Worth exploring International Children’s Digital Library InAnimate Alice Storyline Online The Amanda Project 315 Stories Guy’s Lit Wire Blog Book Trailers for all 90 Second Newberyhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/35014792@N00/337187361/sizes/z/in/photostream / Skype an Author Network Valenza, & Stephens, (2012).
  16. 16. Suggested readingsBlass, R. J. (2002). Booktalks, bookwalks, and read-alouds : promoting the best new childrens literatureacross the elementary curriculum / Rosanne J. Blass.Greenwood Village, Colo. : Teacher Ideas Press, 2002Gillespie, J., & Naden, C. J. (2003). Teenplots : abooktalk guide to use with readers ages 12-18 / John T.Gillespie and Corinne J. Naden. Westport, Conn. :Libraries Unlimited, c2003.Langemack, C. (2003). The booktalkers bible : how totalk about the books you love to any audience / ChappleLangemack. Westport, Conn.Schall, L. (2007). Booktalks and beyond : promotinggreat genre reads to teens / Lucy Schall. Westport,Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, 2007.Schall, L. (2001). Booktalks plus : motivating teens toread / Lucy Schall. Englewood, Colo. : LibrariesUnlimited, 2001. http://www.flickr.com/photos/pindec/131451908/sizes/z/in/photostream/
  17. 17. http://www.flickr.com/photos/wbaiv 84877973/sizes/z/in/photostream/ ReferencesChance, R., & Lesesne, T. (2012). Rethinking Reading Promotion. Teacher Librarian, 39(5), 26-28.Valenza, J., & Stephens, W. (2012). Reading remixed. Educational Leadership, 69(6), 75-78.

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