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What is a book walk?

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A book walk is a way to introduce a book through pre-reading activities. A book walk involves a number of activities to build background knowledge, interest and to allow students to connect to a major theme of a book before they begin reading.

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Book walks are good activities for teachers to get their students out of their seats to complete activities that will help them better understand certain aspects of a book. These aspects can include information about the author, important themes throughout the text, or even predicting what the book may be about. Pre-reading activities, especially book walks, help better prepare students to interact with a new text.

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