48 Hour Book Challenge in the Classroom

No, I am not that crazy!  But today I brought in my stack of books, piled them on the desk in the front of my room, and explained to my students what I spent my weekend doing.  After that got over their shock, I told them that part of the reason I participated was to get a great pile of books to recommend to them for summer reading.

I passed out our summer reading plan worksheet to the class and explained that while I want them to complete their required summer reading, I also want them to read the books that they enjoy, just as they have been doing all year.  Because I won’t be there to make recommendations and pass out new books, I want them to have a list of books ready for this summer (and hopefully into next year).  For the summer reading plan, I planned to begin by booktalking the books I read for the Challenge.  Later this week the students will recommend books to their classmates.  At the end of the week they will formulate a summer reading goal.

Today’s booktalks went really well!  Most of the students wrote down 3-4 of the titles I read over the weekend, and many of them wrote down even more.  So thank you, Mother Reader!

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4 Responses

  1. What a great way to use all the reading you did for the challenge!

  2. Oh, that’s a great idea! If I were a teacher, I’d totally do that challenge for that reason.

  3. Many interesting books were recomended to us. and of coure we needed the harry potter series in there.

  4. I love summer – the chance to catch up on all those books you’ve been meaning to read all year and have never got the chance! You might want to enter a challenge we’re running over on our blog.

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