Book Talk or Character Talk CATEGORY Enthusiasm 8 6 Facial expressions and body language generate a strong interest and enthusiasm about the topic in others. Facial expressions and body language sometimes generate a strong interest and enthusiasm about the topic in others. 4 2 Facial expressions and body language are used to try to generate enthusiasm, but seem somewhat faked. Very little use of facial expressions or body language. Did not generate much interest in topic being presented. Posture and Eye Contact Stands up straight, looks relaxed and confident. Establishes eye contact with everyone in the room during the presentation. Stands up straight and Sometimes stands up establishes eye contact straight and establishes with everyone in the room eye contact. during the presentation. Slouches and/or does not look at people during the presentation. Speaks Clearly Speaks clearly and distinctly all (100-95%) the time, and mispronounces no words. Speaks clearly and distinctly all (100-95%) the time, but mispronounces one word. Speaks clearly and distinctly most ( 94-85%) of the time. Mispronounces no more than one word. Often mumbles or can not be understood OR mispronounces more than one word. Preparedness Student is completely prepared and has obviously rehearsed. Student seems pretty prepared but might have needed a couple more rehearsals. The student is somewhat prepared, but it is clear that rehearsal was lacking. Student does not seem at all prepared to present. Content All content throughout the The content is generally presentation is accurate accurate, but one piece of information is clearly flawed or inaccurate Content is somewhat Content is typically confusing and/or contains confusing or contains more than one factual many factual errors. error. One page paper Summary of the book that the information clearly relates to the main topic. It includes numerous supporting details and/or examples. Information clearly relates Information has little or to the main topic. a few nothing to do with the details and/or examples main topic. are given. Listens to Other Presentations Listens intently. Does not Listens intently but has make distracting noises or one distracting noise or movements. movement. Information clearly relates to the main topic. It provides several supporting details and/or examples. Sometimes does not appear to be listening but is not distracting. Sometimes does not appear to be listening and makes distracting noises.