As our students come back to school we can't wait to hear about the adventures they have had and the great books they have read. One of the best ways to create a community of readers in the classroom is by giving students the opportunity to recommend books to each other.
Some teachers find it helpful to give students guidelines for sharing.
For fiction: tell us the title of your book, the author, the genre, who the main characters are, and the problem they had to solve. But be careful you don't give away the ending!
For non-fiction: tell us the title of your book, the author, the main topic, something that surprised you, something that you learned, and a question you still have.
In addition to giving students time to talk about great books they've read, consider some of these ways for them to share book recommendations:
- create a bulletin board display
- write a book recommendation
- create a podcast
- write a blog post
- create a book trailer (pdf)