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!
There is no doubt about it. We LOVE to read and we want to cultivate that same love of reading in our students. One way we can do this is by talking about the books we love and involving our kids in the process.
Jen LaGarde and I are teaming up to bring you the World Book Talk Championship. This is the Super Bowl of book talks. (We even included a few fun reading-themed commercials to complete the Super Bowl feel.) We started with 16 incredible educators who each submitted a short book talk video. We’re down to four finalists and we need your help. Who will win the coveted “Vince LomBooki” award for best book talk in the world?
It’s “I Love to Read Month” and we’re feeling the love! Click HERE to view the championship round of the podcast. In the eight minute video you’ll see two “Literacy Legends” take on two “Lead Learners,” but only one person can hoist the championship trophy. YOU decide!
Click HERE to cast your vote online…voting is open through February. We’re also seeing classrooms create their own versions of the #30SecondTake book talks too. We’d love for you to share these with us as well. Most importantly…keep reading!
Special thanks to Oliver Schinkten…his creative genius elevated our Super Bowl commercials to an entirely new level.
An interactive TouchCast is available at: http://www.touchcast.com/greenwood/30secondtake_podcast_world_book_talk_championship
Click HERE to watch the Podcast
It’s finally here…the Super Bowl of Book Talks! Jennifer LaGarde and I are teaming up to bring you 16 educators sharing their favorite books in 30 seconds or less! Just for fun we divided the educators into divisions. Jen is heading up the Literacy Legends, and I’m rooting for the Lead Learners. The only question is…who will take home the “Vince Lombooki” trophy?!
This podcast features all the thrills of the Super Bowl…including some amazing commercials! Watch the podcast and then vote for who is moving to the next round using the online link below.
Vote for your favorite book talk today! Click HERE for our online voting ballot. Round 1 voting closes Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 10:00pm CST. Vote for one book talk from each bracket to advance to the Super Bowl.
Pick the winner based on pure passion or perhaps try a more objective approach…the choice is yours! Click HERE for a classroom book talk rubric shared by Jennifer LaGarde.
Special thanks to Oliver Schinkten for his creative genius, as well as all 16 of the educators who shared their #30SecondTake book talks.