Judy's Workshops
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Leading Children to Great Books
Booktalks are the equivalent of coming attractions at the movies. Whether your audience consists of one child or one hundred book-starved readers, the principles of booktalking remain the same. In her book-filled presentation, writer and children's literature consultant Judy Freeman will involve teachers and librarians in some of her favorite read-aloud language-rich titles from the past year for grades K-6. She'll demonstrate the how's and why's of booktalking with her simple 10-step plan.
What will you gain from this stimulating, high-powered, workshop?:
  • Find a book's voice as you hone your read-aloud techniques and inspire your students as readers

  • Become familiar with a treasure-trove of the best, new titles for read-alouds, Guided Reading, Literature Circles, and Book Clubs

  • Discover new ways to bring books to life with booktalks and read-alouds

  • Explore criteria for selecting memorable titles for booktalks and read-alouds

  • Develop innovative ideas for developing challenging reading and writing projects using new and unforgettable children's books as your starting point in an integrated literacy approach

  • Investigate strategies for keeping kids reading through the grades