Well, since I am sitting in an airport with a connecting flight delayed by 2 hours, I thought it would be a great time to catch up on my blog and all of the ideas I have in my head about lessons from this past year! This post is about an AWESOME book order freebie I found online! Links are below. It is not about getting free books through a book order, rather it is about using up those extra book order forms you have lying around! When you get extra ones, save them until you have time to do this activity with your students. I used the activity with third graders and they did an amazing job! The activity is a packet that focuses on distinguishing between fiction/nonfiction, fantasy/reality, and so forth. The one I like the most is the book recommendation page — the students choose a book they think a friend would like, and write about why they would like it!
Here are the links to where I found this great freebie:
You can use it as a lesson plan (tons of common core alignment for any grade!), a supplement to a lesson, a fun activity for beginning or end of the year, partner activity, centers work… The list goes on and on. My students loved cutting and pasting and really being hands-on with real life literature. See the photos for some of the students’ work! Have a great weekend. I am off to enjoy a short weekend vacation! 😎