_____1. Hook or “grabber” – grabs the reader’sattention and makes them want to listen to your talk.
_____2. Establishes your attitude about the book
_____3.Introduces the title and author of the book and describes the setting in somedetail.
_____4. Describes the main character andevaluates what kind of person he/she is.
______5.Describes a few of the main events of the books, but does not give away theending.
_____6. Discusses the main conflict of the book
_____7. Interprets the theme – what truth the writer wanted to express about lifeand living through this book.
_____3. Introduces the title and author of the book
______4.Describes the type of information presented
_____5.Explains why you think the author organized the information this way. Howdoes is it help to clarify or motivate someone to read it.
_____6.Discusses the author’s purpose for writing the book
_____7.Shares some of the information from the book (your favorite item, facts thatyou learned, etc.)
_____8.Evaluates what you liked and disliked about the book
_____9.Explains why you would/would not recommend the book
_____10.Ends strongly without clichés. Be original!
_____11.Speaks clearly and audibly
_____12.Speaker has obviously previewed and practiced the book talk.
_____13.Avoids verbal fillers, fidgeting, and other nervous habits
_____14.Speaker does not read from notes or other paper.