ERIC Number: EJ1112134
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Get Them Talking! Using Student-Led Book Talks in the Primary Grades
Hudson, Alida K.
Reading Teacher, v70 n2 p221-225 Sep-Oct 2016
This teaching tip details one teacher's implementation of student-led book talks in her primary-grade classroom. The author describes a simple gradual-release method that she has successfully used with her students in order to get them talking about the books that they are reading independently. She found that when used in the readers' workshop model, student-led book talks not only help to create a vibrant reading community in which students discuss books and recommend them to one another but also help to develop students' oral language skills, which correlates well with the Common Core language arts standards for listening and speaking.
Descriptors: Oral Language, Speech Skills, Grade 2, Workshops, Elementary School Students, Books, Discussion Groups
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Education Level: Grade 2; Primary Education; Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education
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