Book Talks that Rock
1 Amazing Book Talks
Search for book talks on You Tube of popular books, and present two or three to illustrate the creativity of a book talk, as well as what information should be included in a book talk.
2 Find the perfect book
Students will select a book for enjoyment. Using one of the three recommended websites, students will find a book of interest and read it.
Find a book using one of the three websites to help you find a book of interest. Get that book from the library or find an e-book version and add to your device.
3 Reflect on your book
Using Google Docs, students will reflect on the book, and begin to write down what they will want to include in their video.
Using Google Docs, reflect on the book, and begin to write down what to include in the video. Include key components of the book: title, author, setting, as well as what you want to share about the story. You will want to include something that will entice the viewer to want to read the book. Do not give too much information to spoil the ending.
4 Now we're going green
Demonstrate how to create a video using green screen technology. Students will work in small groups to assist with the recording using an iPad or Smartphone. Have students use a teleprompter (the Prompt Smart app) to upload from Google drive their script to read as they are acting on the green screen. Students will then edit their video.
Students will record their video in front of the green screen and will use a teleprompter using (the Prompt Smart app). Once finished with recording, students will edit the videos.
5 I'm on the Big Screen
Have students upload their videos to You Tube and share their book talks with a global audience.
Upload your book talk to You Tube and share with a global audience.
Key Standards Supported
Speaking & Listening
Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.