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25 Booktalk Reviews 2018 - 2019
5th grade students are required to read 25 books this school year. This assignment helps to establish a routine for reading daily. It is also an opportunity for the students to become familiar with a variety of literary genres while broadening the selection of books that students choose to read.
Upon completion of a specified genre, students prepare for a booktalk with a volunteer. As soon as a book is completed, students will produce a written review and on the back side illustrate either the cover or a scene from the book. On the interview dates, students will discuss the book and answer questions with a volunteer during a 5-7 minute booktalk.
The genres are specified in the list below and are part of the assigned homework for the year. The 25 Books can include books read aloud in class by the teacher, leveled reading done during Reader’s Workshop, or books read during independent reading in class. However, the majority of the reading should take place at home.
GENRE DUE DATE
Student Choice September in classroom
Realistic Fiction November 9
Nonfiction December 7
Historical Fiction February 22
Biography March 29
Poetry May 3
Parents please sign up to volunter at Booktalk Sign Up.
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Ms. Tarnofsky Mrs. Fridlund Mrs. Pickart