Thursday, April 18, 2013

Celebrating Reading--One Link at a Time!

I have a class of VORACIOUS readers!  We have worked so hard all year on picking just right books, reading for deep understanding, reading books to completion, talking about books. . . the list goes on and on.  I thought it would be fun for our final quarter together as readers to make a chain of books we have read!  Every time one of us finishes a book, we write the title and our name (I get to do it too!) on a link and I add on to our chain.  

We also brainstormed the genres we have discussed this year and we are color coding our chain so we can look and see what we are reading!


Here's what we have so far--as you can see, I have definite reading "preferences" in my classroom!   Just thought you might like to give something like this a try too--the students love it!  They want to get our chain long enough to make it out the classroom door.  Here's what we have so far!


Hope everyone had a great day . . . I'm off to finish my grades 4-5 multi-step word problem resource and then off to book club.  It's time to pick our new books.  Anyone have any great suggestions for "grown up" books?




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  2. I really like the idea of making the different genres different colors! Also makes the chain look very colorful! Thanks for sharing!

    Amy
    Eclectic Educating

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    1. You bet, Amy! We'll see how far it stretches by June!

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  3. That's a GREAT idea!! I'm stealing it for next year!!

    Lynn

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    1. Is it stealing if it is offered willingly? ;)

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  4. I love this idea, I am going to introduce this to my kiddos tomorrow.
    Book Suggestions-If you are okay with YA books I just finished The Delirium Trilogy by Lauren Oliver and that was really enjoyable.

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    1. I'll check it out! I've never heard of it...

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  5. Great idea! I love any means of celebrating reading :-)

    Sarah
    MissKinBK

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  6. Love this visual of showing #of books read AND which genres. Stealing this for my 6th grade class next year IF I teach reading!

    Adult books? I wouldn't even know where to start since I read SO MUCH. :)

    Shannon
    I Run Read Teach

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    1. Thanks for the feedback, Shannon. I loved teaching 6th grade--I hope you get to teach reading. There is SO much to talk about with this age!

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  7. Wild by Cheryl Strayed. Excellent nonfiction.

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    1. I've never heard of it! I'll check it out!

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