Book Talk Template | Summer Reading | Distance Learning


Encourage summer reading with this editable book talk template! It includes colorful, editable Google™ Slides and PowerPoint templates, plus a zero-prep summer reading book talk for middle school.
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Needed to use this product:

  • PowerPoint OR Google Classroom (text in both versions is editable)

Recommended grade levels:

Grades 5-8. The included sample booktalk is best for Grades 5-8, but the blank PPT template and Google™ Slides template can be used with any grade. All text is editable.

Your students will learn:

  • what’s so great about summer reading
  • what is “reading junk food” and why we all need it in our lives
  • fun places to read this summer
  • 9 types of books that make great summer reads
  • 9 recommended books for Grades 5-8 (the recommendations correspond with the 9 types of books mentioned)

The 9 types of books and titles in the sample book talk are:

  • Light Romance (Misfits by Jen Calonita)
  • Humor (Restart by Gordon Korman)
  • Summer Camp (Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol)
  • Friendship Stories (Dear Sweet Pea by Julie Murphy)
  • Ghost Stories (Spirit Hunters by Ellen Oh)
  • Superheroes (Black Panther: The Young Prince by Ronald Smith)
  • Road Trips (Clean Getaway by Nic Stone)
  • Scary Stories (Scary Stories for Young Foxes by Christian McKay Heidicker)
  • Coming-of-Age (Tight by Torrey Maldonado)

There are four ways to use this product:

  1. Edit the blank PowerPoint template to create your own book talk.
  2. If you teach middle school, use the included sample to book talk 9 recommended summer books for Grades 5-8. It’s all done for you!
  3. Print the slides to create gorgeous summer reading-themed posters (8.5″ X 11″).
  4. Use the Google™ Slides version to allow students to create and share their own book talks.

The Summer Reading Book Talk Template includes:

  • PowerPoint template with text box suggestions (21 slides; all text editable)
  • Book talk sample for middle school (21 slides; all text and book covers are editable)
  • Google™ Slides version of the book talk and the template (21 slides each; all text editable)
  • Basic directions for using Google™ Slides (3 pages)
  • Tips and ideas on four ways to use the presentations–also includes Google Drive force-copy link (1 page)


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