A Book Talk is a 2 to 3 minute talk about a particular book featured on your Book Fair.
When to hold a Book Talk:
Before and during your Book Fair.
Why hold a Book Talk?
It is an excellent way to create awareness and excitement for your students about your Book Fair; Book Talks can add sparkle, revenue and, most importantly, improve literacy and inspire a love of books.
How to hold a Book Talk:
During morning announcements, assembly, class time and/or library time, gather students and have them seated comfortably on chairs or on the floor.
Note pages you wish to read from
Write down a question to ask the students that will connect them to the featured title
Write down a statement that summarises the books main theme for students
Share the heart of the story without telling the whole story
Include significant or unusual details about the main characters, plot or location to encourage students' interest in the books