“I don’t like to read books.” Try this book hunt activity and you may never have to hear that ugly line again! This activity is designed to get students looking at a variety of books and ultimately finding ones they want to read.
Included are two options-- a teacher-led classroom activity and a student-directed homework handout. Also included is a Book Ideas List containing 50 book names that I cannot keep on my classroom shelf.
Rest assured that every student (even the toughest clients) can enjoy a self-selected reading book in those downtime minutes in class. Promote literacy, vocabulary development, language mastery, and a life-long love of reading with this fun hands-on activity.
WARNING: Begets bookworms.
1. Teacher gathers a variety of book choices (see list for ideas)
2. Students engage in a book pass to view books and take notes
3. Optional homework handout for self-directed practice
Related to Common Core Standard:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.10 By the end of grade 9, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 9-10 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Meets MN State Standards:
184.108.40.206a Self-select texts for personal enjoyment, interest, and academic texts.
220.127.116.11a Self-select texts for personal enjoyment, interests, and academic texts.
Files included in this pack:
-all files listed are included as a PDF
-files marked *Editable are a second copy saved in Microsoft Word
• Book Hunt, teacher guide
• Book Pass, student handout
• Book Hunt, student handout
• 50 Book Ideas
• 50 Book Ideas *Editable
I hope you and your students enjoy this product as much as we have in my classroom. Happy Teaching! :) Ms. C311