Celebrate National Reading Month and the March Madness basketball tournament with this engaging and interactive novel study and competition.
Throughout the month, students will choose a book through an easy "Book Tryout" room transformation. Each student will become a coach and choose the book that they believe will win the championship in the book battle. All forms, decorations and ideas are included to make this a special and memorable experience where students are exposed to new books and genres.
Once their book has been chosen they will read the book and then prepare a variety of writing and speaking activities that they will use to compete in March Madness Book Battle. Each week will hold a different challenge that students will battle head to head in against another coach/book, eventually ending with a championship round.
I have done this is my classroom for multiple years and it's always a hit! You will find that your avid readers absolutely LOVE this experience, and your reluctant readers are suddenly engaged and eager to read and participate.
So, which book will be the champion in your class? Grab this resource and try it out in your classroom!
This would also be an absolute blast to do school wide to encourage reading in March and showcase amazing books at all grade levels.
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