Good books for book talks
10 Great Books To Talk About With Your Book ClubI teach junior high students. Junior high students who are only in my class because they have scored poorly on our state reading test. I have individual goals for my students, as each of them have very different needs, but I also have overarching goals for all of them. I want to lure them into being readers. I want them to fall in love with characters, get lost in a book, laugh out loud while reading, perhaps shed a tear or two, be able to name favorite authors and genres, see themselves in a book as well as learn about people very different from them. I want them to WANT to read for pleasure. I know I can do none of this alone.
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This post is sponsored by Penguin Random House Audio. Life can be stressful. Listen to your next book club pick on audio! Visit PenguinRandomHouseAudio. Here are ten books that are sure to start some conversation at your book club:. How feminism has changed in the 15 years since the book came out. And then, of course, you can watch the movie together and drink a lot of beer.
A book talk may be just the tool you need to engage your students in a new book. A book talk could sell your students on the idea of picking up a new title or author or give them the push they need to find a book they love and convince their peers to read it. In a book talk, the goal is to engage the listeners and present a fun, exciting, and even suspenseful commercial for your book. Teach your students how to do book talks by modeling the practice. Then hand the reins to students by assigning them book talks in partners or as presentations. Probably the best way to choose a book for a book talk is to find one that you really like. If students need inspiration to find a book to talk about:.
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