Thursday, July 14, 2011

Book Recommendations

The end of the year is a crazy time of year. We have learned so much. We have learned about ourselves and so much about our friends. We been working on synthesis, and really funneling down our ideas into one main thought or idea.

Students have been writing book blurbs about books they have read. We took that one step further and asked students to write book recommendations for their classmates.

Recommendations take a lot of brain power... you have to know yourself well enough to know what you would like and know the other person well enough to know what they would enjoy.

We did this activity during our literacy time for a week. We started with book blurbs, moved to writing recommendations, and then after a few recommendations we did recommendations conferences. Where the writer and reader of the recommendation get together and talk about what they enjoyed or did not enjoy.

It was a great way to wrap up our year and to showcase all of our learning.

Get your copy here... Book Recommendations