Additional reading is required for students enrolled in Honors Courses.
Where the Red Fern Grows
by Wilson Rawls
A Wrinkle in Time
by Madeleine L'Engle
The Looking Glass Wars
by Frank Beddor
Students will be required to complete a Book Talk and turn in no later than
Friday, August 17, 2018.
"Book Talks" will be recorded as an “In-Class” assignment counting as 40% of the student’s grade for the 1st nine-week grading period
HOW TO GIVE A BOOKTALK
[ OPENING ]
Hook your audience!
Read a quote from the book, ask a question of your audience, introduce the main character, vividly set the scene,
or do a combination of a few of these techniques.
Make sure to also give the title and author of the book.
[ SUMMARY ]
In a paragraph or two, summarize the plot of the book.
Be sure that your summary introduces the main character, identifies the problem, and leads us toward the solution--without giving away the ending!
[ IMPRESSION ]
Share your opinion!
How did you feel about the book?
What did you think of the author?
Would you recommend it to others?
What would you rate it?
[ CLOSING ]
Entice your audience!
Ask a rhetorical question, read a quote from the book, use a cliffhanger, or do a combination of these techniques.
Remember, your book talk should flow nicely, like a commercial.
It should not be a giant list answering these questions!