Book Walks are an opportunity to introduce your students to books in your library. I like to do these at the beginning of the year, whenever I get a new order of books, or just periodically throughout the year when all my students complain of having nothing to read.
Book Walks are kind of like musical chairs. Choose slightly more books than students and spread the books in a large circle around the edge of the room. Explain to students that they will stand in the circle that when the music starts, they will walk around the room until I stop the music. At which time, they should stop, pick up the nearest book, read it for 3 minutes, and fill out this worksheet. When the timer goes off, students put down their book and begin the process all over.
At the end of class, students should have found about 10-15 new books. This worksheet then goes into their binder and becomes the go-to place the next time they complain that there’s nothing good to read.