September 11


Every month you will present a booktalk to our class. You may also record your booktalk and either post it as a podcast or video on SchoolTube. But what is a booktalk? Check out this video on SchoolTube.


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Posted September 11, 2014 by Mrs. McKelvey in category Books

About the Author

Hello my name is Karen McKelvey and I am a 3rd grade teacher at Curie Elementary School in San Diego, California. I began teaching at Curie Elementary in 2002. I feel fortunate to be part of such a great community. I love blogging with my students as it provides them with an authentic audience for their work. Collaborative group work and project-based learning are key components of my classroom. I completed my Masters degree in Educational Technology from San Diego State University in 2010. Many of the concepts/pedagogy and technologies I learned about in this program, like learning management systems, Google tools, and blogs are implemented in my classroom. Technology plays a key role in the learning that occurs in our classroom. We don’t learn about technology, we learn with technology. Students are engaged in activities that incorporate writing, research skills, critical and creative thinking skills, and much more on a daily basis.

5 thoughts on “Booktalks

  1. Sandhya Kakkar

    Hi I think I would like my school kids to participate in book talk . Would you like print submissions or videos ? Where should they be posted on this blog space ?

    are there any book talks that you can share with us ?

    I am teaching at a large school in new Delhi India . You can visit our school website www. to know more about us .

    this is the first time we are participating in an activity like book talk so we will need all thr help about it ..
    looking forward to hearing from you

  2. maya

    Dear Olivia,

    Hi Olivia great booktalk! I loved how your voice was filled with joy and happiness and how you made it look like you were in Australia. It was filled with so many interesting facts. I really want to go to the library and check the book out! Did you know the platypus has appeared as the mascot at national events? Loved your booktalk!


  3. maya

    I can’t wait until I do my first booktalk. I love public speaking! I got picked to talk at the spring sing. I always love to prepare for a speech. 4th grade is the funnest grade ever besides kindergarten! Our Girl Scout troop is thinking about making a blog…..


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