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A total of 20 books are covered in this packet: Primary Level (10 books for K-3) and Elementary Level (10 books for 4-5).
Included in this packet:
*Voting forms for both elementary and primary levels
*Memory Book for the primary level (to help students remember each book
when it comes time to vote: they can write or draw the main idea or favorite part of the story)
*Bingo-type game for the Elementary level, where students mark off the books
they have read (AR numbers are included in one format if your school participates).
For my students, they get a small reward for “3 in a row”, but if they complete the
Bingo sheet, they have earned an ice-cream party and help count the votes!
*”Bingo” sheets (you can award students who complete 3 in a row, or 5), and bookmark with the AR quiz numbers so students can use those to “check off”.
*QR codes for book trailers as well as for presenting preview videos when introducing VRC to students, or as a review before voting! (each video uses “safe share” if they originate from YouTube; some previews originate from Animoto if your school does not allow YouTube)
*Again this year, I have included the brackets inspired by “March Madness”; I did a bracket and called it “VRC Reading Madness” where we completed the bracket for each level. It was much easier for the younger students – we would read 1-2 books each week, and then vote on that particular bracket (easier for them to remember as well!). We then used the memory books for ways to practice characterization, summary, setting, etc.
If your school does not own a poster machine, feel free to draw your own bracket on posterboard and print out the small copies of the book covers to use. I know that everyone likes to do things in different order, so I did not include a bracket with book covers already on it. For my students, I paired the books by type (for example, by theme, characters, subject area, fiction/nonfiction) on the bracket. I also included a folder in this packet with each cover in jpg format for you to print and copy as needed.
For the Elementary students, we had a big celebration at the end of our time period (end of March/early April), and I had those students vote all at one time. With the Elementary level, you can still use the ballot sheets as they read, and then set up the bracket by the numbers of votes that you receive as well (same with Primary) for a more visual vote result. It was a fun and different way to display voting results! It was a HUGE success with my students and a great way to post the winners and keep students involved during the process!
****New this year: On the bookmarks, I added other commonly found books by the author. Some you may have in your library, others students can find at local book stores or their local public library. I find this makes the bookmarks more useful than just coloring and holding a page!