Book Talks in 4th Grade
Tony Keefer has more than 20 years experience in education. He currently works with seventh graders in Dublin, Ohio. Tony, a proud member of NCTE, has presented at local, regional and national conferences and is the co-founder of March Book Madness. He also has written for The Nerdy Book Club. Tony is passionate about building classroom communities that empower students to learn and connect with each other.
In this video, two boys share other books beyond the writing of Matt Christopher that might interest their three classmates. The boys report on the books and describe components that are important to them.
Franki Sibberson’s students discuss an opinion/argumentative article that suggests boy readers should also read books with female protagonists.
At the beginning of this book club, Beth Lawson checks in with three students about their character studies in the book Because of Winn Dixie. As they prepare to have an independent conversation, she offers them a suggestion to get started.