Looking to keep kids accountable for their reading - but in an engaging, real-life way instead of reading logs turning the joy of reading into a chore? Using Goodreads with your students can give students a social media outlet to share their reading and their love of books, and this set of materials makes it easy to do!
Goodreads allows your students to:
• Review books (responding to their reading)
• Recommend books to each other
• Comment on each others’ reviews
• Find new books to read based on their ratings and favorite authors
• Have online discussions about books (via groups)
• Group and categorize books (and maybe even come up with ideas for classroom library bins)
This guide includes a variety of:
• Teacher tips, planning pages, and explanations about setup, privacy, etc.
• Permission slips
• Student contracts
• Student-facing directions for setup
• Steps for setting up privacy settings
• Checklists to keep track of your students' set-up progress
• Checklists and graphic organizers for students to use to start exploring on their own
• Expectations for book review writing
• Sample book reviews and profiles to use as mentor texts
• Editable contracts, checklists, and review-writing expectations
Break free of reading logs, and let kids engage with reading and a reading community the way real adult readers do!