Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A Sleigh Full of Goodies- Day 12

Wow...Day 12 already! Thanks so much for visiting and blog hopping with us during the last 12 days. I hope you were able to find something useful, helpful or just fun for your class!



SOS Supply is back again for our last blog hop and what a fabulous post it is! 

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I have some great stuff I have been working on as well. It's not winter-y or Christmas-y but I hope you like it anyway. 

My class and I have been working on learning about the different genres of books and are just about ready to start our 40 Book Challenge...actually, I will be introducing it to them tomorrow! I can't wait.

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This is a brief introduction and title page for my students. It's geared towards what I hope to do with my class so it may not work exactly for you, but it might be useful as an informational resource. 



This is tracking chart that my students will be using to track the books that they are reading throughout the challenge. I have made a certain number of the genres required reading but have also left a lot of room for their own choice. 



I am hoping to spend some time with my students talking about the books they are reading and teach them how to give and get recommendations for reading. The librarian and I are working on an integrated media/drama project where my students will be using iPads to create a short movie about choosing books based on genres and how to know what genre a book is. We started today by teaching them how to use Novelist to search for books based on their genre. 

Thanks again for dropping by through out the 12 days of goodies. Happy Holidays!!



3 Brilliant Teaching Thoughts:

Mrs. Shepherd said...

Love the 40 book challenge! Thanks for sharing the recording sheet you made. I will share it with my 4th grade colleagues and our librarian.

Brandy Abel said...

Would you mind sharing a version of your tracking chart that can be edited? Thanks!

Beth said...

Brandy,
Sure! Send me your email address and I can get it to you.
Beth

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