30-Second BookTalk is BACK!

The #30SecondBookTalk is back and better than ever! This year we’re opening things up like never before and everyone is invited to join the fun. Here are a few reasons we’re so excited to start the collaboration with you (and your virtual classroom) now...

CONNECT: Stories are powerful connectors and so is sharing your love of reading. Finding ways to meaningfully connect with one another is important. COVID-19 may have changed the way school looks for many of us, but we can still connect, read, and grow together.

CREATE: You can use any video creation tool you like and create your best #30SecondBookTalk. (The Tips and Tricks section below has an amazing resource that my good friend and co-host, Jennifer LaGarde, put together for everyone.)

SHARE: You can help us spread the literacy-love by sharing a short booktalk video on social media using the #30SecondBookTalk hashtag! (Note: be sure you have permission from parents before sharing videos featuring students!)

SUPPORT: We can all celebrate the contributions of others as they post their booktalk videos to our community hashtag. Keep the comments, likes, and retweets flowing for fellow readers. Jenn and I plan to create a highlight video later in May, so submit early and submit often!

READ: The #30SecondBookTalk is a fantastic way to add more titles to your must-read list.

TIPS, TRICKS, AND MORE BOOKTALK GOODNESS: We’ve shared some of our favorite booktalk resources HERE. This is literacy gold, friends!

Dr. Brad Gustafson is an elementary principal, author, and speaker. He believes schools can be spaces where creativity and innovation thrive, but only when we prioritize relationships and a relevant, connected pedagogy. 


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