Every year I try to find a way to keep track of the books we read in class. I have tried to list the books on chart paper and I find that I easily lose track, and I get tired of writing all those titles.
Last year I listed the books we read on Shelfari. I loved keeping track on Shelfari, but I didn't necessarily connect it to the class. So, I finally came up with an idea I love!!
I am taking book covers and making them
little. I put five in a row on a sheet of paper and print them out. I decided to glue the covers on paper with spaces between each row. At the end of the month, you can see the names on Post-it's under students favorite September book.
I was surprised by some of the books students enjoyed.
Listening to these conversations helps me get to know my students better too.
I think voting each month gives us a ritual and adds excitement to our book work.
|We took the top five and voted one more time! The winners |
We counted how many books which were easy because one of the boys in my class counted the first row 5 and quickly counted by 5's all the way down the chart. I do plan to add numbers to this chart. Not only is this an easy way to keep track, but it's a great way to incorporate math into the lesson.
These are my favorite books for September
Student's Response Sheet
Each month we will fill in the sheet below.
This will be added to their reading section of their portfolio.
Click here for Sheet