3rd_grade, booktalks

Booktalking using active listening sheet

This format of having students accountable for listening during booktalks came out of NYCSLA’s wonderful presentation by Sonja Cole. Students listen, reflect and write down 3 words to describe the book, and then rate all the books that were presented in the booktalking session. Great format and this year (2010-11) I will work on growing their vocabulary about books.
This is a 4th grade example:

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