Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Librarian's Recommendation

I noticed that my kids were not quite as interested in using our classroom library as they used to be, so I decided that something had to change.  One of my classroom jobs already is the Librarian.  I decided to have the Librarian recommend books to his/her friends to read.  The only rule was that it could be any book in the library EXCEPT one that I had read during a read aloud.  After the librarian drew a picture and wrote the title of their book, they gave a two to three minute book talk to their friends.  Of course, I modeled how to hook the audience and not give away the ending.  I was so excited how well this worked!  Kids were fighting over who got to read the book next!

All I did was laminate a super cute piece of scrapbook paper (from A.C. Moore) and make a little sign to hang over it.  The walls in my library are carpeted (I could not for the life of me tell you why) so I stuck a few pieces of rough velcro on the back to attach it to the wall.
Then I paperclipped the Librarian's recommendation onto the paper and Voila!  If You Give a Pig a Party was the most popular book of the week :)

Also, I just made a cute worksheet to go along with this activity.  Click on the picture for a FREE download from my TPT Store.  All I ask is that you rate the item after you download it.

3 comments:

Silver Rose said...

This is really great, Mary! I love that you showed the kids how to hook the reader. Fantastic!

Tanya Solano said...

What a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing, I know I'm going to use this and get a great response from my kiddos! Great blog!

www.mssolanoskindergarten.blogspot.com

Mary said...

Thanks for the kudos, ladies! I'm glad you like it :)