A book talk is like a movie trailer. Its goal is to grab the reader's attention and make them want to read the book. Just like a book talk is like a movie trailer, a book report is like a movie review. A good book talk is not like a movie review. It doesn't tell about all of the book, it only tells enough so that it gets the reader hooked.
The key to a good book talk is to keep it exciting! You should leave your reader (or watcher if it's digital) hanging. Never give away the whole book. You could share your favorite part, pretend you are one of the characters, or anything that grabs the reader's attention!
Another thing you want to do is keep it short and simple. If you go on, and on, you will give away the book and noboby will want to read it! Don't forget to practice, practice, practice! If you don't practice you can't do a good book talk.
Want to make your own book talk? Check out our How To Make A Book Talk page!
If you want to learn more about booktalks, you can look at the websites on our sources page!
This page was written by: Harper