Is it a Book Talk or Story Listening? Is sharing your favorite cars magazines Free Voluntary Reading or can it morph into content-based instruction? When sharing books and stories that inspire genuine curiosity, my classroom will not be limited to a single method.
Here I combine Story Listening with a Book Talk on the book Cardboard by Doug Tennapel. The overlap between Story Listening and Sheltered Popular Literature is obvious: there is no test or comprehension questions, just an invitation to join in a good story. (Note, the book was swooped up by an eager reader before the end of the Book Talk.)