The results of the World Book Talk Championship are in! We started with 16 educators who each created a 30 second book talk. After thousands and thousands of votes only one book talk remains.
Who will be victorious? Will it be the Lead Learners or Literacy Legends? Watch the short (3 minute) episode of the #30SecondTake podcast below to see who won the Super Bowl of book talks. In the podcast, guest-host Jennifer LaGarde (a.k.a. Library Girl) helps announce the winner of the highly coveted “Vince Lombooki” trophy and reveals the best book talk in the world.
Click on the bracket above to view the final results video! (To see how the Super Bowl of book talks began you can click HERE or HERE.) If you’re looking for resources to support students in creating their own 30 second book talks you can connect directly with Jen LaGarde. She’s compiled rubrics, bracket templates, and more. When kids read, create, and communicate their learning is amplified!!
Jen and I would like to thank Oliver Schinkten for sharing his time and talents throughout the entire project. After all, it would not have been the book talk Super Bowl without some fun literacy-themed commercials. Thank you, Oliver!
Welcome to the AR Collaborative: A World Book Talk. I’m including a parent letter below for any school or classroom wishing to participate. The informational letter provides key details of the project and allows parents the option of opting out of the video submission portion of the World Book Talk. Click the link below to print a Project Letter PDF:
Who: Students, teachers, principals, authors, grandparents; anyone that loves reading!
What: Record a 60 second book talk video of your favorite book. Any book you’ve read will do.
Where: Send book talk videos along with a clear photo of the book’s cover to firstname.lastname@example.org
When: We are launching the AR Collaborative now. Feel free to e-mail your videos anytime.
Why: To foster a lifelong appreciation of reading while modeling meaningful technology integration. Book talks also activate students’ prior knowledge and help them make important connections to a text.
Top 10 Book Talk Tips:
- Speak loudly and be clear while creating your 60 second video.
- The target audience is PreK – 12 students.
- Be creative & have fun. Your audience will sense your passion for the book and its theme.
- Mention the title and author during your book talk.
- Students creating videos should only mention their first name.
- The beginning of your book talk video should include a “hook” or attention grabber.
- If you have a special connection to the book or author you could mention that.
- Plan your closing in advance so it’s clear and keeps potential readers interested.
- Book talks help readers make decisions about what to read; do not give away your book’s ending.
- Please remember to keep videos to 60 seconds or less.