"…are advertisements – short, impromptu testimonials from students about the books that they have read and enjoyed." "The intent of a book commerical is to provide students with a forum for sharing the books they love and for recommending those books to other readers in the class." Donalyn Miller author, "The Book Whisperer"
These commericals are given by 3 to 4 students a few times a week. Oral presentation grades are given.
Suggested Talking Points:
Be enthusiastic about what you are telling the listener
Loud clear voice
Good posture (no hands in pockets, no rocking back and forth)
Looking at the audience
Using gestures when appropriate
Title, genre, and author
Know the names of the characters
Pick one favorite part of the book, but don't tell us the ending
Quotes from the book
Personal reactions to the book/opinions
Leave us wanting to know more!