There are so many ways to use and add to this product. My initial thought was Children’s Book Week, which is celebrated each year usually end of April beginning of May. However, you can use this for ANY reading week you want at any time of the year.
Included in this product is a week of activities that your school or you alone can do. I would suggest sending out the schedule to the community or your classroom a week prior to the events. I have included a blank template that you can use to add your own ideas for the week. Also, I have included is an editable version of mine that will allow you to actually put in the dates and if you want, a message to the community.
Within that week there are plenty of other activities you can do to promote the love of reading (see Other Ideas to Consider-included).
I have also created two different ballots that your school or class can use to vote for their favorite book or author. Graphing the results and displaying them is a big motivator for kids.
This product also includes a bulletin board entitled, “That Book That Got Me Hooked on Reading!”, which can allow not only the kids to participate but staff as well.
One of my favorite parts to this product is something that can continue throughout the year and get kids talking about books with staff and each other. There is a book template that says, “Here’s What I’m Reading Now”. This is editable so that every staff member can display this outside their door or office and once laminated, the titles of books people are reading can be erased and replaced with the newest book. I look at this as a way to build a community of readers ALL. YEAR. LONG.
Lastly, I have included awards that you and your class can decide which books that you have read together or that they know of should be given a gold seal! You just need to purchase Avery Shipping Labels 85563 and viola’ you can cut them apart and affix them to the winner! So fun!
To add to the week of reading celebration, you may want to read a quote or line from a children’s book on the announcements.
Check out my other products that celebrate the love of reading:
Best Lines of Children's Books MEGA BUNDLE Volumes 1 & 2 Plus more!
Authors and Illustrators! All Year Long!
Celebrate Reading! Quotes from Children's Books! Bulletin Board
READ! Bulletin Board! Celebrate Reading!