Book Talk

Do you have questions about the quarter reading assignment?  Click on the links below.

Book talks start Friday, October 13!


Reading comes alive and makes more sense when readers connect the text to some prior knowledge.  One part of your Book Talk asks that you describe a connection you made while reading, this information is to help orient your thinking and explain those connections.

  • Text to Text:
    • Compare this book to another book written by the same author
    • Does the book remind you of another book by a different author? 
    • Does this story relate to what you’re currently studying in history? Science? Math?  Or something previously studied?
    • Did something in the book spark your curiosity?  Did you google anything and do research?
    • Was the content similar or different to other things of the same topic?
  • Text to Self:
    • What held your interest so you continued reading to the end of the book?
    • What feelings or emotions did the story elicit from you?
    • How does the story remind you of events or people in your life?
    • How is the plot, character, setting vastly different from your reality, yet you could relate and enjoy the book?
    • Which one of the characters can you relate to and why?  How are you alike in personality, actions, feelings, or life?
    • What did the book make you think about?
    • What things lingered in your mind after you read the last line?
  • Text to World:
    • Does this book remind you of historical events?  If its historical fiction, how accurate are real events portrayed?
    • While reading, did someone say something or did you hear, read, see something on the news or elsewhere that reminded you of your book?
    • How did a part of the book remind you of the real world?
    • Could the plot events happen in the real world?
    • Compare the book to a movie not based on the book.
    • If you saw the movie based on the book, how are the two different? Similar? Which did you prefer?


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