Library Display Idea: I Like to Read About . . .
The other day on Instagram I shared something in my stories that you might want to try.
At the beginning of the school year I like to get a sense of the books that students are interested in reading. I’ve done a variety of reading interest surveys over the years (this one from Scholastic is good for getting some ideas), but what about younger readers who can’t write yet?
I usually break out the crayons and have students draw what they like to read about. I have a really simple template you can download below.
I’ve even started using it with 2nd and 3rd graders because it’s so fun to see what they come up with. Afterward I put them up on a bulletin board, because bulletin boards are so much better when student work is the star of the show.
Click on the image above to enlarge. See any familiar faces?
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About Travis Jonker
Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at email@example.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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