Book Tasting: A Scavenger Hunt Smorgasbord
BOOK -TASTING and TEXT-TASTING: To run book-tasting or text-tasting events, you’ll need several books, short stories or articles and menu covers with task sheet inserts. Students 1) hunt for author’s craft techniques 2) get exposure to multi-genre texts, and 3) discuss why they think authors use specific formats to deliver information. Secure multiple pages with rubber bands to create handy reference booklets that students will use throughout the year. #strugglingreaders (available at TpT)
Our First Reader's Theater
Inspired by Sharon Taberski I wrote my own reader's theater to go along with The Little School Bus. We had a blast performing this story and everyone couldn't wait for their turn to perform... I think we have some future Hollywood stars in our class:)
Pinnable - Create Your Own Pinterest Board
Pinterest: Print off this blank "Pinterest" board and have your students fill it in with images and quotes from book characters, famous authors, historical figures, scientists, artists and more! Best for individual work.This blank "Pinterest" board is modeled after the "Pinterest" layout that your s...
USING KAHOOT TO HOST A BOOK TOURNAMENT
Inspired by the Brown Bag Teacher and her blogpost, we held a Book Tournament this year in my classroom. It coincided with the PARCC test and ended up being the perfect activity to do when we were finished the test. Set up your brackets The first thing we did was pick our 'Sweet 16.' I had students each write their top 5 books read this year. They also had to write their favorite chapter book and picture book read aloud and basal story. From their lists, I narrowed it down to 16 books - a…
Five Ways to Use Memes to Connect With Students
Using memes in the classroom: five engaging and creative ways to use memes with your students
It's a new year... so put on a new (book) face for our latest and greatest library contest! Here's what you do:Find a book with a face or part of a face on the cover.Put your face in the book.Have...
"I Have...Who Has...?" Library Media Center Orientation Game
Updated to include an EDITABLE VERSION! The editable version is a Microsoft Publisher file, so you would need that program to utilize the editable file. The original file is still a PDF document so it should be easy to print and use! This is a fun library media center orientation activity to use w...
Looking for a fun way to promote the biography section of your library? Why not try... This is an activity I try to do every other year or so to teach the arrangement of books in this section, but I am waaayyyyyyy behind in introducing biographies to my students this year (the pictures are from a few years ago). Normally we do Biography Bowling in February, somewhere between the birthdays of Abe and George, but that just didn't happen this year. No worries, though--we can still bowl in…
Whimsy Workshop Teaching
Assessment can be difficult for both teachers and students, depending on how it’s done. Here’s a super simple little trick for assessment that I call Hop Across the Pond. It can be used for a lot of different things, but I use it mostly for assessment of students’ sight word knowledge. I used to ask my students to read through a list of sight words and tick off the ones they knew; I’d use this for reporting and to know which words to [Read More...]
My Favorite OPAC Activity
I just love when the Lord gives me a wonderful idea that my students enjoy! No other lesson has ever stimulated my students' interest in usi...
Westerville Public Library
Round-Robin Story: Write a prompt for a story on a large piece of paper and post it on a wall in the library with a pen or marker. Visitors can add to the story as they walk by. #interaction #collaboration #fun #passive #activities
Idea to use in library. Invite classes to a "restaurant" of books. Each table has 5 or so minutes to look at a tray of books and then the tray moves to the next table. Students have a "menu" that they can check off books they would like to "order" Great idea to introduce students to new books, genres, authors, etc.