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Book Talk (Black History Month)

Estimated time: 30 minutes (5 sessions) Standards Alignment Common Core Grade 3: RI2, RI7, RL3, RL5, RL6, RL7, W1a, W1b, W2a, W2b, W4, SL1a, SL1d, L1, L2 Key Vocabulary plot author character cliffhanger genre conflict title setting mood

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Essential Question What is a book talk? Lesson Overview Students will read a non-fiction book about an African American that played an important role in history. They will write a summary of the book. Students will use the summary of the book to present their book talk aloud. Learning Objectives Students will... read a non-fiction book and write a summary. use the summary of their non-fiction book to present their book talk aloud. Materials PowerPoint o Book Talk Handout o What is a book talk? o Book Talk Ideas o Book Talk Rubric Paper Pencils

Session 1 Media specialist will distribute the handout entitled What is a book talk? She will explain to the students that they will begin a project that will require them to choose a book to present a book talk aloud. In addition, the media specialist will discuss what a book talk is, its overall purpose, and how book talks differ from book reviews. The media specialist will discuss the things that the students need to include in their book talk. Students will view the following sample book talk. Kizzy Ann Stamps o http://www.scholastic.com/bookfairs/videos/play.asp?id=252019542100 1 Media specialist will inform the students that they will have approximately 10 minutes to select their book for the book talk. She will also inform the students that the book must be a Biography about an African American that played an important role in history. After students have selected their books, the media specialist will tell the students that they will have approximately one week to read their book during the time designated by their classroom teacher. Session 2 The media specialist will review the following: What is a book talk? Overall Purpose of a Book Talk Students will collect and record key facts from their chosen book. Media specialist will collect these facts at the end of Session 2. Session 3 The media specialist will review the following: What is a book talk? Overall Purpose of a Book Talk Things to Discuss in a Book Talk Students will view the following sample book talk. Jackies Nine o http://www.scholastic.com/browse/video.jsp?pID=1640149541&bcpid=1 640149541&bclid=1557820328&bctid=1886174745

Students will write the summary for the book talk. Media specialist will inform the students that they will use the written summary to make their book talk presentation. Session 4 The media specialist will review the following: What is a book talk? Overall Purpose of a Book Talk Things to Discuss in a Book Talk Students will view the following sample book talk. Elijah of Buxton o http://www.scholastic.com/browse/video.jsp?pID=1640149541&bcpid=1 640149541&bclid=1557820328&bctid=1688353480 Media specialist will distribute and discuss the handouts entitled Book Talk Ideas and Book Talk Rubric. Students will be given the opportunity to ask questions. Session 5 Students will present their book talk aloud. The media specialist will record the book talk.