6th Graders Give Book Talks

On Friday February 27th, Rebecca Figueroa’s sixth grade English class gave book talks. Each student gave a review of the book they had been reading nightly. Presenting in front of the class helps the students get some practice with public speaking and literary analysis.

Sixth grader Will Rodier presents his book The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd. This book is a young adult mystery novel recommended for ages 8-12. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sixth grader Will Rodier presents his book The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd. This book is a young adult mystery novel recommended for ages 8-12. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Hattie Wilson raises her hand to ask her classmate a question about their presentation during the dedicated question time. Students are encouraged to ask relevant questions and make comments they have about other students’ book talks. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Hattie Wilson raises her hand to ask her classmate a question about their presentation during the dedicated question time. Students are encouraged to ask relevant questions and make comments they have about other students’ book talks. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
English teacher Rebecca Figueroa explains to her sixth grade students what it looks and sounds like to be a good audience. Sixth graders are taught these manners and skills within different assignments. Credit: Cole Bourbon for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
English teacher Rebecca Figueroa explains to her sixth grade students what it looks and sounds like to be a good audience. Sixth graders are taught these manners and skills within different assignments. Credit: Cole Bourbon for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sixth graders are assigned to read at least thirty minutes each night of a book of their choosing. Once they have finished the book, they present the book with a short summary, their rating out of ten, and who they would recommend it to.  Credit: Cole Bourbon for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sixth graders are assigned to read at least thirty minutes each night of a book of their choosing. Once they have finished the book, they present the book with a short summary, their rating out of ten, and who they would recommend it to. Credit: Cole Bourbon for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Sixth grader Sean Phelan discusses Maze Runner by James Dashner. Students were encouraged to provide a visual display of something that relates to their book. Though most students chose to show the cover of the book, others, like Phelan, chose to provide a symbol that had to do with the story. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
Sixth grader Sean Phelan discusses Maze Runner by James Dashner. Students were encouraged to provide a visual display of something that relates to their book. Though most students chose to show the cover of the book, others, like Phelan, chose to provide a symbol that had to do with the story. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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