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Shelf Talker, Staff Picks displayed on a shelf (template can be found in Flyers - Half)

Shelf Talkers: students complete shelf talker to recommend a book. Model with first classroom read aloud. Shelf talker must contain: title of book, author, color, eye-catching illustration, persuasive language, and teaser summary of book giving setting, character(s), problem, plot preview, description of author's style.

Ways to display/highlight eBooks courtesy of Florida International University (FIU) Library.

Mugshots... great idea for a fun Family Reading Night activity! This is for banned books. Might be cute to take a pic of all staff holding up their favorite book for literacy night.

What a great idea to promote reading! Shelf talkers. Students use an index card to write an advertisement about a book. Tape it to the shelf below the book!! My students would LOVE this!

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Special labels for series fiction

Series labels...seriously, so smart! Nice way to keep classroom library organized.

50 Words or Fewer: The Art of Writing Shelf Talkers | American Booksellers Association "Word-for-word a well-crafted shelf talker can be the most effective means of recommending a book to an avid reader." I would create these shelf talks with my students and staff. These are already popular with independent book sellers and have been popping up in the big name chain stores too.