This year I decided to record a few of their book talks. If you listen closely in the videos there are some good examples and some good non examples (where the partner is talking but not listening to what his partner is saying and others). I used these videos with them whole class to see if they could figure out what was going good and not so good in their book discussions.
By critiquing themselves and offering advice to each other it brought a whole new personal meaning to their learning. I thought I would share these videos with you guys in case you wanted to use them also. (Of course the personal meaning won't be there for your class but the examples/nonexamples will be there for them to find!)
Here are the links: