Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Reader's Choice

I'm always looking for ways to motivate my students to read.  I duplicated this idea from a website years ago (sorry, I don't remember where). 
I pick 2 books each week to be the Reader's Choice books.  I try to pick 2 books that are levels that represent my general classroom popluation.  You could even do 3 or more books if your reading levels vary greatly.  It's funny that when I forget to post 2 new books the kids are quick to remind me!
After they read the book, they place their picture on their choice.  I used my filing cabinet and used magnets.

It's also funny to me that most of the kids pick "yes" for the books.  Just another way to get them reading!


  1. Cute! I do the same thing with my kiddos! Only I used the thumbprints from the original website. I like your smiley people though! The original idea was Beth Newingham's third grade website! :) I think this is a great motivator for students!

  2. Thanks for reminding me of where it was from! I couldn't for the life of me remember!