Taking a Book Walk
Taking a book walk helps students to anticipate what they will read. During a book walk, students consider a book’s front and back covers, its table of contents, a sample of its pages, and its illustrations. Students then discuss together (initially) or think through independently (mastery) what information they have gathered about the book by knowing the title, author, illustrator, reviews, summary, etc. Students can use what they have gleaned from the book walk to make predictions or to make connections with their prior knowledge. They may also learn to use this strategy to select books of interest for future reading.