Book Talks to Empower Independent Reading

Course Details

Finding books they want to read is at the heart of students becoming powerful, independent readers. This field experience chronicles the way book talks put books into adolescents’ hands that have them begging for more independent reading time.


Classroom observations are some of the most valuable learning experiences. Yet there is no way you can see everything when visiting a live classroom. Our Field Experience collection allows you to virtually discover diverse field experiences and see instructional strategies that pique your interest, as well as learn about the art of teaching. Additionally, if you need a field experience that works with your schedule and accommodates for social distancing, Choice Literacy’s Classroom Field Experience course is the perfect fit!

The Field Experience collection is organized by topic and grade level, and consists of more than 15 unique field experiences. Each field experience includes 6–10 video observations and several companion articles to deepen your understanding of pedagogy and inspire reflective practice.

Whether you are a classroom teacher looking for inspiration, a preservice teacher hoping to see pedagogy in action, an instructional leader searching for top-notch models, or a professor striving to find rich observation opportunities, this course is for you. Our Field Experience collection is curated by topic and grade level.

Course Curriculum

1
What Is a Book Talk?

Learn the characteristics of a book talk students want to hear.

2
Encourage Book Choice

Observe ways to tap enjoyment in students selecting books.

3
Involving Students in Book Talks

Observe teachers as they move students to taking ownership of books talks in classrooms.

4
Book Talks Go Digital

Use technology to share book talks with a wider audience.

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