Shelf Talkers: students complete shelf talker to recommend a book. Model with first classroom read aloud. Shelf talker must contain: title of book, author, color, eye-catching illustration, persuasive language, and teaser summary of book giving setting, character(s), problem, plot preview, description of author's style.
Shelf Talkers-These are very cute and it's wonderful that Carolyn shares her template. I used to have this type of shelf talker on my books but the kids kept taking them. Sounds like a good idea for a library center-Create a Shelf Talker.
50 Words or Fewer: The Art of Writing Shelf Talkers | American Booksellers Association "Word-for-word a well-crafted shelf talker can be the most effective means of recommending a book to an avid reader." I would create these shelf talks with my students and staff. These are already popular with independent book sellers and have been popping up in the big name chain stores too.