Looking for a fun and engaging way that students can practice recommending books to their classmates and school mates? The Love of Reading packet is designed to provide students with a way to recommend their favorite books or books they have read to others in their class.
What templates are included in this packet?
This packet includes 10 templates (there are multiple versions of each template). The general templates included are:
- "This Book has Feeling" bookmarks;
- "This Book will Teach You" bookmarks;
- "You'll Love this Book" bookmark;
- "Pick Me" book cards;
- "Book Recommendation" pockets / envelopes;
- "Book Recommendation" cards;
- "This is Why You'll Love this Book" hearts;
- "You Should Read this Book" puzzles;
- "Book Summaries" tab books;
- "Let's Talk about this Book..." speech bubble / rectangle foldable;
Some versions of the templates above include lines, and other do not include lines.
How to use "The Love of Reading" templates
To use the "Love of Reading" templates, you simply print the templates and have students fill them out using the book title, author and the reason for their recommendation or their thoughts on the book. You can develop success criteria with students to identify what makes a good book recommendation, and what language might be used to persuade someone else to read the book they have recommended.
You can create a bulletin board display with the book recommendations and students can visit the wall whenever they need to find a book to read. The way you display the book recommendations is up to you. You can create a puzzle wall, a wall with the heart book recommendation templates and so on. The purpose of the activities in this packet is to provide students with a way to recommend their favorite books or books they have read to their classmates.
When students are finished with their bookmark template or template, they can show it to the teacher and have approval. They then stick the template inside of the book, and the next student to get the book reads through the bookmark and uses it to decide whether they want to read the book or whether they have a different opinion of the book.
What are the "Let's Talk about this Book" templates?
Another way students can engage their classmates with their favorite books or books they have read is through the Let's Talk about this Book templates. These templates can fit over top of a page in the book or over top of the cover of the book. Students record their questions on the recording page along with the book title and the author. This is to keep track of the questions students have asked, and it can be used as a way to assess students ability to question with the books they have read.
The next student to receive the book is asked to read the question/thought and respond to it. When they have done this, they are to hand in the question/response card to the teacher for assessment.
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