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Video Book Talks: Using Book Talks

Educational Purposes of Book Talks

  • Get children to notice new, high quality books.
  • Make comparisons between books for elements of literature.
  • Examine difference between genres.
  • Encourage discussion in the classroom and rapport amongst themselves and with the teacher.
  • Model how readers think and talk... "think-alouds, modeling fluency, and using metacognitive strategies while discussing the book.... and to send the positive message that reading matters"  (Batchelor & Cassidy, 2019)

Sample Ideas for Using Video Book Talks

  • Mix and match these videos, book trailers, etc. to make your own YouTube themed playlistImage by Raphaël Jeanneret from Pixabay
  • Interactive bulletin boards and displays
  • Interactive bookmarks
  • Augmented reality experience
  • Book tasting event
  • Teaching book talking - modeling and exemplars
  • Book "museum walk"
  • Author visit/event flyers
  • Summer Reading and other booklists flyers
  • Play on repeat in monitors in the library