Book Reviews with a difference! Kids design a T-shirt to represent their book and then have to pitch the book to their classmates without giving away the ending.
Book Club, Book Review, Book Talk
Love this book project idea!->Book Reviews with a difference! Kids design a T-shirt to represent their book and then have to pitch the book to their classmates without giving away the ending. #book #project #review #recommendation
Book Reviews with a difference! Kids design a T-shirt to represent their book and then have to pitch the book to their classmates without giving away the ending. So cute!! BOOK CLUB!!!
Book Report Idea: Design a t-shirt that reflects the book and wear it during their 'book talk' to the class.
Students create a T-shirt design inspired by the book they read. Coolest book reports ever! Lots of great examples. (Could be a good summer reading project too) @Tylatha Riisager @Shannon Bellanca Bellanca Rodriguez @Angela Gray Gray LaPlant @Bethany Shoda Shoda Harlow Brown @Gillian Lanyon Harlow @Courtney Baker Trettel @Heather Creswell Carlson
Book Reviews with a difference! Kids design a T-shirt and become their book report. They then have share their report with their classmates without giving away the ending.
Students create a t-shirt inspired by the book they read, then give their book report while wearing/explaining their design. What a fun way to do a book review.
Book report idea
Mint Tin Book Report: A fun, "little" twist on the traditional book report.
Traditional Book, Teaching Reading, Comic Book, Reading Writing
Mint Tin Book Report: A fun, "little" twist on the traditional book report. Could also do a comic book too!
Mint Tin Book Report: A fun, "little" twist on the traditional book report. Includes FREE printable template for the insert.
Mint Tin Book Report: A fun, "little" twist on the traditional book report....LOVE this idea! Includes a free download template to use on the top and inside of the tin! Kids will really get into this one!
Mint Tin Book Report: A fun, "little" twits on the traditional book report...love this for mini versions of artist inspired work
ℒᎧᏤᏋ this Mint Tin Book Report..A fun, "little" twits on the traditional book report. Fun idea!!!! ღღ
Another great alternative to traditional book reports. Just gotta get enough mint tins! Mint Tin Book Report
Mint Tin Book Report: well, these are an inspiring twist on the traditional book report
Biography Presentation, Costume Idea, Language Arts, 2Nd Grade
I would use this as a book report option. The students create a poster board about their favorite character and explain who, what, where, when and why aspects of who they picked. I would also use this as a way to present historical figures.
biography project - Google Search. I just love the idea of the poster board "costume"
biography project - Google Search @Sherry S Mudge-Patout --- for book report??
Famous Faces Biography Project-fun twist on a biography book report
2nd grade; Biography or character project. So cute, but so simple!
Easy Faces of History Costume Idea. Cute book report idea!
Famous Faces Biography Project. Cute book report idea.
Good idea for biography presentation
Hiya friends, I'm linking up with Ashley Reed for her Ten Pin Linky Party again this week. This week's theme is Reading Idea Pins. This one was hard for me...I have a Reading/Lang. Arts Board, Word Work Board, Sight Word Board...I've got ideas saved everywhere! I need to better organize my Pinterest boards and maybe combine the Sight Word and Word Work boards. On some pins I'm undecided if they qualify as reading or language arts. Sheesh! I'm an over-thinker, I think :-) Anyway, here are a few pins I really like... 1) Puppy Palooza! Have the kids adopt a pet and read books to their pet for a week during Daily Five. Genious! Love this idea from Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits. 2-3) I loved the idea of a reading fair so much I pinned it twice. Both of these pins are from mommycracked.net. Aren't these reading fair boards adorable? And, I love how the kiddos were required to add story & plot elements (as opposed to the scientic method for a science project). 4) This idea for a biography or character book report comes from hazelpta.org. It's a money saving alternative to actually dressing up like the person/character. 5-6) I love books for every situation, occassion, or any reason at all. 25 books that teach social skills can be found at cleverclassroomblog.blogspot.com. The 10 anti-bullying books come from ayearofmanyfirsts.blogspot.com. 7) Students are 'texting' their sight words on iPhones, 'typing' words onto iPads, and arranging their iPod playlists in alphabetical order in this pin from mrsbremersk.blogspot.com. Kids are so into technology these days, ya know? 8+) I'm all about a text rich classroom and cute anchor charts to refer to, so here a few that I've pinned that are somehow related to reading. teachertrap.blogspot.com teaching-with-style.com eberhartsexplorers.blogspot.com julieballew.com lh4.ggpht.com teacherificfun.blogspot.com lifeinfirstgrade1.blogspot.com.au In other news, did I tell ya'll that I bought a laminator? LOOOOVE! Less than $20 on Amazon. It works at a leisurely pace, but it is soooo nice to just sit at my kitchen table and laminate away. No lines. No cost per foot. No turning it in and getting it back a week later. I've already gone through my first box of 100 laminating pouches so I had to order 100 more!!! Have a happy Fourth of July!
Create a wonder wall for students to update or add their thinking
Class Display, Word Wall, Teaching Ideas, Bulletin Boards, Classroom Ideas, Teaching Classroom, Wonder Wall
Create a wonder wall bulletin board for students to update or add their thinking. (photo only) Awesome display for the classroom!
Love! ->Create a wonder wall for students to update or add their thinking #bulletin #board #display #classroom
Create a wonder wall bulletin board for the classroom where students update or add their thinking! (photo only)
Create a wonder wall for students to update or add their thinking .... Love this for Back to School
BULLETIN BOARD IDEAS I love the idea of having this bulletin board up for students to write any questions they may have that they were too shy to ask during class or had when completing an assignment. The thought bubbles be a dry erase surface, and students could write in their bubble during any free time. I would be sure to look at the bubbles after lunch and after school, and I would erase the question from the thought bubble when I saw it so students know I have seen their question.
Create a wonder wall for students to update or add their thinking--Too cute!
Wonder Wall bulletin board...modify for various age groups
Make a word wall were students get to write a word
Wonder wall bulletin board idea
Literacy Fair--Instead of having students put on only a science fair, they can have a classroom book fair. The students can incorporate plots, characters, opinions, and instruct their peers where to get the book. The students have fun sharing their ideas and other students are engaged to read their friend's books.
Classroom Reading, Fair Idea, Science Fair Project, Book Fair
Reading Fair Projects- instead of science fair or just as a class project I think this would be a great alternative for book reports =)
Reading Fair Projects- instead of science fair or just as a class project. Great way to get the facts of the story (conflict, setting, etc) and allow the child the room to use visuals to also tell the story.
This awesome!!!! I love it!!! Reading Fair Projects- instead of science fair or just as a class project
Love the idea for a book fair! From: http://mommycracked.net/2013/01/how-to-host-a-school-reading-fair.html
Reading Fair Projects- instead of science fair or just as a class project...I do like the quality of work to give students ideas.
LOVE THIS... WHAT A GREAT IDEA!!!! Reading Fair Projects- instead of science fair or just as a class project
PROJECT-BASED ASSESSMENT: Reading Fair Projects- instead of science fair or just as a class project
Literacy Night, Fair Idea, Science Fair Project, Reading Project, Book Fair
Great book project idea!
WHAT GOOD READERS DO. Ms. Third Grade: anchor chart
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WHAT GOOD READERS DO. Ms. Third Grade: anchor chart Change to What Rockstar Readers do
WHAT GOOD READERS DO. Ms. Third Grade: anchor chart turn in to circle map
WHAT GOOD READERS DO. Great for beginning of reading notebook
WHAT GOOD READERS DO. 3rd grade Anchor Chart
Ms. Third Grade: anchor chart
Good readers anchor chart
Reading Anchor Chart
Cereal Box Book Reports... Cute idea! :) (Quick, easy-to-read description provided!)
Cereal Book Report, Teaching Reading, Book Boxes, High School, Reading Ideas, Teaching Ideas, Cereal Box Book Report, Box Reports, 2Nd Grade Book Reports
Book Box Reports - Great for students to complete and display outside the classroom.
Mrs. Grayson's Garden: Cereal Box Book Reports
Want to try to adapt this for high school
Cereal Box Book Reports... Cute idea! :)
Cereal Box Book Reports
Our cereal box book reports are on display! Students present their report by performing a commercial for their cereal. Each cereal box features the title, author, pages, and a rating on top, a creative name for the cereal and image on the front panel, a summary on one side panel, a list of characters and the setting on the other side panel, a game with information from the book on the back panel, and a prize inside! Wish I had video taped some of the commercials today - They were fabulous!
Reading fair - like a science fair, but with books! I would love to do this for a book report type project when we study the components of stories (plote, theme, setting, conflict, etc.)!
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Reading fair - like a science fair, but with books! Book report project includes components of stories (plot, theme, setting, characters, conflict, etc.).
Fun book report project! Students can pick a specific book that they want to read and create a presentation for the class!
reading fair project ideas
Fun book report project!
book report idea
Reading Fair Project Ideas for School Reading Fairs- Part Two
Reading fair project ideas. School reading fair projects for elementary school, middle school, and highs school students.
Classroom Display, Bulletin Board, Book Review, Display Idea, Review Display, Reading Display
bulletin board...students with a drawing of the book cover of their favorite books
Book Projects: have kids redseign a book cover and post it this way!
Book Review Displays; display teachers with their favorite books
Reading Mini Book Report Idea and Bulletin Board
Can do for my book cover book report in Fall
Book Review Covers- love this! #StrathBEd
Classroom display idea....
Book Review Displays Classroom,Classroom Creativity,Classroom ideas,Display Ideas,Education/Kids,School,School stuff,
Cereal Box Book Report - My son had to do a book report with very little instruction. One of the choices was a Cereal Box Book Report (with no instructions). We modeled it after this. It came out great. I should post a picture of ours.
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cereal box book reports...can't get to the site...but this is awesome! Use the front of the box of a picture, one side of the box for a summary, the other for the student's critique of the book, the back for all of the story elements! Kids would love this!...but for atists/artworks
Cereal Box Book Reports...Use the front of the box for a picture, the back of the box for a summary, the side for the setting and major and minor characters, and the other side for the problem and the solution. Students can use Cornell notes and begin their summary with an IVF sentence and add 5 more important sentences with bullet points. Kids would love this!
Cereal Box Book Reports: Use the front of the box of a picture, one side of the box for a summary, the other for the student's critique of the book, the back for all of the story elements.
Classroom: Reading. More info on the Cereal Box Book Report. Incorporate a lesson on commercialism / persuasion. Students must not only describe their book, they must also persuade someone else to read their book by presenting it as positively as possible just like cereal advertisers try to convince you to buy their cereal.
cereal box book reports - kids had so much fun doing this and did an awesome job!
Cereal box book reports interesting project idea for science history maybe?
Cereal box book reports and kid created commercials
Cereal Box book report, template, and examples.
Cereal box book report ideas.
Word family eggs... I like this a lot!
Teaching Idea, Plastic Eggs, Rhyming Word, Word Families, Easter Eggs, Word Egg, Language Arts
word family eggs. I've seen another post that uses plastic eggs for letter matching/recognition. The upper case letter is on one part while the lowercase is on the other part.
Word Identification 1: Word Family Eggs. You will need plastic easter eggs and a sharpie or label maker. Label the left half of the egg with different letters and the right side of the egg with 1 affix. Have the child rotate the affix side to see what words they can come up with.
word family eggs...what a simple, but cute idea! Now I know what I'm going to do with all my plastic eggs!!
Word Family Eggs (Great rhyming activity!)::Now I know what I can do with all the plastic Easter eggs I know my kiddos are sure to get! :]
Word Family Eggs @Becky Hellwig, weren't you looking for something to do with plastic easter eggs?
Word eggs...so clever cute for spring time when we are learning word families.
another plastic egg teaching idea...word families
Language Arts - Word family eggs
Rhyming/Word family eggs
This 4D triorama could be used for book reports, story sequencing, science projects, geography studies, other SOSE topics or anything else you can think of!
4Dtriorama, Animal Habitat Project, Book Reports, Science Ecosystem, Book Report Project, 4D Trioramas, 4D Diorama
This 4D triorama could be used for book reports, story sequencing, science projects, or anything else you can think of!
This 4D triorama could be used for book reports, story sequencing, science projects, geography studies, EDUC325.
RE PIN: This 4D triorama could be used for book reports, story sequencing, science projects, geography studies, other SOSE topics or anything else you can think of!
@Melissa Squires Squires Ruano - to keep the theme going...another presentation possibility?? This 4D triorama could be used for book reports, story sequencing, science projects, geography studies, other SOSE topics or anything else you can think of!
This 4D triorama could be used for book reports, story sequencing, science projects, geography studies, other SOSE topics or anything else you can think of! For Spanish class-I like how the writing exercise is included.
4D triorama. Could use it for book reports, science projects, history, geography etc.
Trioramas - can be used for any subject, book, project etc.
4D diorama book report
I like how this third grade teacher does quick and easy book reports each month (or couple of months) with a theme.
Winter Bulletin Board, Book Review, Penguin Report, Poppers Penguin
Penguin book reviews for our Winter Bulletin Board! Make this into a center. Use the best reviews for the BB.
Great ELA messages for a winter BB: http://librarycenters.blogspot.com/2011/12/winter-bulletin-board-ideas.html?m=1
"Chill out with a great book" penguin shaped book reviews. Adorable!
chill out with a great book (penguin book reviews by the students)
Book Report--Great for Science! mr. poppers penguins
Penguin book reviews for our Winter Bulletin Board!
Book Report idea
The Centered School Library: Winter Bulletin Board Ideas
Cool way to make a book
Book Idea, Acrostic Books, Teaching Ideas, Book Making, Poetry Projects, Project Ideas, Acrostic Poems For Kids, Language Arts
"How to Make an Acrostic Book" photo step-by-step and clear instructions. | via That Artist Woman
How to Make an Acrostic Book (from that artist woman) What theme would you choose for yours?
pour livre ESPAGNE : How to Make an Acrostic Book: that artist woman
Fantastic!! How to Make an Acrostic Book from that artist woman
How to Make an Acrostic Book from that artist woman (names?)
that artist woman - some nice art project ideas
that artist woman: How to Make an Acrostic Book
Book making technique for acrostic poems.
Acrostic book idea
A Picture Book That Pushes the Growth Mindset
A Picture Book That Pushes the Growth Mindset via twowritingteachers #Books #Kids #Mindset
Growth Mindset, Picture Books, Children S Books, Kids Book, Growthmindset, Mentor Texts
The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires will help you to initiate a conversation with about the importance of possessing a growth mindset. It's also a fantastic mentor text for writing workshop...
Someone can accomplish a lot more through #hardwork and #dedication, rather than by relying on their smarts alone. Educators know the benefits of having a #growthmindset, rather than having a fixed one. We learn from trial and error. There is value in failure. Use this book to initiate a conversation with students about the importance of possessing a growth mindset. #trytryagain #workhard #middleschool #readaloud #personaldevelopment
A picture book that pushes the Growth Mindset - The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires
Books That Heal Kids: Book Review: The Most Magnificent Thing
Jen Vincent at Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee Moye and Ricki Ginsburg at Unleashing Readers cohost It's Monday! What are You Reading? weekly on their blogs. To see what others are reading and recommending each Monday, or to participate, be sure to head over to these blogs. The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires is a perfect picture book to read aloud to discuss the concept of having a growth mindset vs. a fixed mindset. In this story, a little girl is trying to create something magnificent, but continues to struggle. She gets frustrated and even walks away, but ends up going back to her project to attempt it again and again. This text shows and reminds the reader that ideas we have in our minds or projects we attempt to do successfully, won't always go the way we want them to go. However, it is important that we continue to try and not give up on our dreams, plans, and goals. This is a perfect book to read aloud at the beginning of the year when introducing the concept of having a growth mindset and what it means to persevere. I can easily see this book being a mentor text throughout the year, being revisited again to discuss the power of mindset. Enjoy reading this week! :)
Summer has finally arrived, and with it, came a wealth of fabulous reads....I can hardly keep up. Because of this plethora, the next few weeks' postings will feature a couple of great books each. ENJOY!! This week we are posting two really fun picture books. The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires Spires wrote Small Saul and a graphic novel series with Binky the Space Cat, both of which I need to seek out. I recently used the most magnificent Thing as a stepping off point in my work with teachers. Interesting things happen when you start with the lurking possibility of failure! I will be honest: I expect if my mother read this book, she would see me in it. If you know me, you might even say that is me on the cover...except I would be wearing shorts and my hair would not be as neat. But, dear reader, do you see yourself in the book? The girl in the book creates. She always has her "trusty assistant" at her side. She is always gathering, imagining, scheming, and building. Until one day when her work doesn't work, when she can't make the thing she really wants to make. She gets ticked and blows her top. "It is not her finest moment." But how does she find her way out of her anger? What lies beyond her failures? You gotta read it to find out. Great artwork, phrasing is just right, and enterable for any age reader. Loved this one. My Teacher is a Monster! by Peter Brown Peter Brown is known for his masterful writing. I loved (and use in my classroom) The Curious Garden, and Mr Tiger Goes Wild has recieved numerous awards. Here we get his take on the nasty, mean teacher, yeah, the one who looks and sounds like a monster. As usual, his illustrations lead us into that dastardly world immediately! Bobby obviously is the most perfect boy in his school. Mrs. Kirby yells, roars, stomps, and makes life in general ugly for said perfect boy. Life becomes really ugly one day at the park. There he sees.....the dreadful MRS. KIRBY! But as is often true in picture books, some surprises occur... Brown offers us a fun reflection on days in schools and the people whom we interact with. And, as a teacher transitioning into the kindergarten classroom, he gives me a terrific tool for a read aloud and an even-more solid message: look beneath the monster.
It's Monday! What are you reading? was started by Sheila at Book Journey and was adapted for children's books from pictures books through YA by Jen of Teacher Mentor Texts and Kellee of Unleashing Readers. You can visit either site for a round up of blogs sharing their weekly readings and thoughts or search Twitter for #IMWAYR. Picture Books The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires. This fabulous new (2014) picture book by Ashley Spires, the author of the Binky the Space Cat graphic novels, chronicles the trials and tribulations of the nameless main character as she attempts to build the most magnificent thing. I am looking forward to using this book to further class conversations about creativity, frustration, and perfectionism. I love the combination of styles in the illustrations and think this book will spur lots of conversation in our Mock Caldecott discussions as well. Dark Emperor & Other Poems of the Night by Joyce Sidman and illustrated by Rick Allen. This collection of poetry and nonfiction is a Newbery Honor Book from 2010. Each two-page spread has an original poem on the left-hand page and a detailed paragraph of matching information on the right-hand page. I appreciate the different styles and forms of the poems, including those both with and without rhyme schemes. This would also be a great book to use for Science integration about nocturnal animals, communities, or predator-prey relationships. Young Adult The Ascendance Trilogy by Jennifer A. Nielsen. I finished Book One: The False Prince last week and Book Two: The Runaway King this week. (I am eagerly in the hold line for Book Three: The Shadow Throne from the library.) I found out about this book from Pernille Ripp's 10 Chapter Books My Students Say You Need post from her fifth graders. There were several books that were new to me on that list, as well as some old favorites. The False Prince is a gripping adventure tale of a group of orphans selected for their similarities to the missing and presumed dead Prince Jaron. The story is immediately interesting and engaging, drawing on a long history of medieval-style imaginary kingdoms. The book is aimed towards readers in grades 5-8 and does contain violence and scary situations that might be inappropriate for younger readers.
online chapter book lessons/prompts for LOTS of books!
Elementary School, Chapter Book, Favorite Book, Picture Book, Online Book, Kid
Writing Fix: Picture Book and Chapter Book Lessons/Prompts-Mentor Texts Link next to book will take you where to purchase...lessons links in parentheses.
**This is the site with the mentor texts--Bad Case of Stripes; Secret Knowledge of Grownups; That's Good--That's Bad; Writing Fix: Picture Book and Chapter Book Lessons/Prompts-Mentor Texts Link next to book will take you where to purchase...lessons links in parentheses.
online chapter book lessons/prompts, writing mentor texts#Repin By:Pinterest++ for iPad#
Online chapter book lessons/prompts for LOTS of books! MENTOR TEXTS
2015-2016 Great writing lessons using mentor texts
THIS WAS MY FAVORITE BOOK IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL!!!
Lesson plans for chapter/picture books
Online books with lessons/prompts
favorite book as a kid :)
Ice buckets for books?
Classroom Book Storage, Buckets Book, Classroom Ideas, Classroom Organization
Walmart ice buckets!! Book bins! Done this for several years and a great way to organize a classroom library by topic!
Walmart ice buckets=Book bins! Genius! Maybe even for book boxes for the kids to use???
Walmart ice buckets!! Book bins! Why haven't I thought of this! So much cheaper.
Walmart ice buckets!! Book bins! I want to organize the books like this!!
Walmart ice buckets!! Book bins! Duh!!!! Why didn't I think of this?!
Walmart ice buckets!! Book bins! I am so doing this!
Walmart ice buckets!! Book bins! Good Idea!
Walmart ice bins and zebra labels
Flip Book Projects
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Flip Book Projects: Use during writing conferences. Students may choose one of three stories and reflect using the flip book project.
"Flip Books" are a fun way for students to write about the books that they have read. For this student's book report project on "The Diary of Anne Frank," she wrote about the setting, characters, problem, solution, and interesting facts. (Photo only. Link is dead.)
May be useful when I need to help the kids come up with project displays... #books #flipbook #projects #school #teachers #resource #kids #english Repinned from Claudette Page: Flip Book Projects
Flip Book Projects. WONDERFUL alternative to book reports for students w special needs!!! This would provide them w an opportunity to show what they know Ab the book they read in a hands-on way in lieu of your typical " stuffy" book reports, with which my students STRUGGLE.
Flip Book Projects-- ideas for outside of school projects for my students.
Flip Book ideas
Book Display, Bulletin Board, Teen Display, Display Idea
Ah, pop culture at its finest. "Book Trailers... Hey I just met you, and this is crazy, but here's my trailer so read me, maybe!" This is brilliant! I'm going to hijack the bulletin board in the hall for the end if the year!
Brilliant! Use QR codes for book trailers. #tlchat #vsla Teen Room Bulletin Board
SO COOL! QR Codes over book covers that lead to the book's trailer
Bulletin Board idea - maybe put book reports on it??
Book Trailers... love, love, love for teen display
Books display with QR codes to book trailers
read me maybe bulletin board display idea.
Book Trailers bulletin board. Ha, ha!
Library Displays | READ 180
LOVE THIS!!! This teacher holds a "reading raffle" and students enter their tickets in the bins with the book they most want to win. :} Tickets earned through behavior and responsibility... Hold the raffle once a month...