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Reading Forum Series 2020 - Session 4 - Online

  • 29 Oct 2020
  • 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Online


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Readers, Stories, Literacy

A forum for learning and discussion


4pm for 4.15 to 6.00pm

(meeting space open at 3.30pm for testing)

October - Book Talking

There is a correlation between the richness of the reading environment in which readers live and the richness of the talk about what they’ve read. Aidan Chambers Tell Me: Children Reading and Talking, PETA, 1993

This forum will explore how we talk about books in reading programs and to English classes or individuals when we are trying to capture their interest and ensure they want to read the book no matter what! 

How do we give a great book talk? We will discuss hints and tips and listen to a panel of highly skilled book talkers discussing their best book talks and strategies for encouraging book talk among students.


  • Susan La Marca, SLAV EO
  • Erin Wamala, Teacher-librarian, Trinity Grammar School
  • Tye Cattanach, Readings Bookshop, SLAV Social Media

Special Guests

Suzy Zail on her new book I Am Change

Ian Trevaskis on his new book Of Boys and Boats

Trace Balla discussing her work

Ten Best New Books in Ten Minutes from the The Kids Bookshop

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