As you know, I've started my 5th year of teaching this year in a BRAND NEW grade -- SIXTH! One of the aspects I've been MOST excited about are all the books. I've spent a ton of time this first month of school teaching students about finding good books for themselves. I want them to find books that they love, and I think it starts with me sharing my reading life. This past weekend, I finished the book Because of Mr. Terupt. It was AMAZING.
S today I figured I'd share with you today a few ideas of how I'm teaching my students about promoting books to others.
First and foremost, one of my favorites (and my students' favorites)... SHELF TALKERS!
Our second favorite idea... Genre pins! I actually bought an editable pack of resources from The Sweetest Thing where these are included. It's quite simple... When students finish a book that they want to share, they fill out a genre pin. The genre pin includes: who's recommending it, title & author, what it's about, why you should read it, and where you can find it.
Next up for my students... book trailers! We've been watching them and sharing them with each other, and now my students are eager to make their own. I'll post about that someday when it's finished! :)
How do you involve your students in promoting books to each other?