Sharing Books Publicly
Book Author (if shared)
Which way did the student share publicly?
in-class book talk
video or vlog
Includes the following elements:
provided a "hook" when you started
gave the gist of the plot
what student liked or didn't like
who would enjoy this book
cover of the book is visible
read text from the book
fluent when reading the text aloud
shared favorite quote
poise was confident
volume was easy to hear
pace was easy to follow
did not share any spoilers
made eye contact with many classmates
got the class involved
answered questions from the class
title was underlined or italicized
publish-ready (no grammar or convention errors)
easy on the eyes / neat
cited source(s), if any
I put this on my "to read next" list!
Suggestions for Improvement / Constructive feedback
Consider sharing some of the text aloud.
Practice reading the text aloud so you have better fluency.
Consider sharing a favorite piece of text or quote.
Consider sharing your message in a quieter voice.
Consider sharing your message in a louder voice.
Consider standing up when sharing.
Consider using more enthusiasm for books you like.
Please do not share any spoilers.
Consider picking up the pace.
Consider slowing down your pace.
Consider making eye contact with more classmates.
Consider reviewing the plot and/or characters before you share.
Consider showing the cover of the book.
Consider showing the actual book so peers can see how long it is and gauge whether they think they could read it or not.
Be sure to underline or italicize the book title.
Have a peer proofread your writing before you publish or post it.
Consider adding a photo of the book.
Consider starting your next book talk with a hook to get us interested right away.
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