Booktalking For ESL and Special Ed Classes

In this episode, I discuss the unique challenges involved in doing class presentations for different types of classes with special needs.  I also discuss a bunch of books that I’ve used with these classes in the past.  Some of them are on the older (and out-of-print) side, but I hope that they’ll give you some ideas of which of your shelves to browse to find books that you can share with classes like these.  I mentioned “show and tell” nonfiction booktalks and poem-format novels — you can learn more about those types of books in my earlier episode entitled Help! My Booktalk is Due Tomorrow!

Plus, I also mentioned these poetry and picture book titles in this episode:
Red Hot Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Being Young and Latino in the United States edited by Lori Marie Carlson
What to Do When a Bug Climbs in Your Mouth and Other Poems to Drive You Buggy by Rick Walton
Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich by Adam Rex
My Little Sister Ate One Hare by Bill Grossman

NOTE: Stay tuned next month for a Very Special Episode!

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