Bookopolis helps teachers and librarians make reading fun by offering 2nd-8th grade students a safe digital space to recommend their favorite books to classmates, write and share book reviews with the whole Bookopolis community, and discover new books they can’t wait to read. Here are 5 activities you can do to support ELA reading and writing goals.
1. Write Book Reviews
Have students think about a book they recently read. Let them sign in to Bookopolis, add the book to My Books, and then rate and review their book. Carve out time to let students see reviews from fellow classmates or present their reviews to the class.
2. Create and Share Book Lists
Get to know your students as readers by having them create and share a list of their all-time favorite books or what they read this summer with the My Book List feature in Bookopolis.
3. Support Goal Setting with a Reading Challenge
Create a custom Bookopolis Reading Challenge for your class. Set a target number of books to be read by each student in a given time period. For example, try the 40 book challenge as suggested by Donalyn Miller (aka the Book Whisperer.) Or, challenge students to read 5 books in a given month (picture books and graphic novels count!) Students can track their own progress on their Recent Updates page and you can track individual and class data in your Teacher Dashboard.
4. Track Reading with our Digital Reading Log
Our digital reading log allows students to track minutes and/or pages read. Educators can easily view students’ reading logs in your Teacher Admin Dashboard.
5. Give and Receive Book Recommendations
Kids will read more if they are excited about what they are reading. Peer recommendations are a great source for new book ideas. Encourage students to recommend books to each other in Bookopolis and spend time exploring their Recommended to Me page.