Rivendell Middle Kids

Book Talks

Book Talks are one way that we check comprehension in our Reader’s Workshop program.  After finishing a book, students write Book Talks to try to “sell” the book to the other kids in class.  There are 3 parts to a good Book Talk: “The Hook” – getting the audience interested, “The Summary” – a brief retelling of the story, and “The Cliffhanger” – leaving the audience hanging so that they want to read the book!