Use this month to spotlight the power of books and inspire students to spend more time reading. See below for three fun ELA-related activities you can do in Bookopolis that will get kids talking, thinking, and connecting about books. We’ll share more ideas throughout the month. Let us know other ways that you and your students are celebrating.
MAKE “MY ALL-TIME FAVES” BOOK LISTS
Have students use the My Book List feature to create a list of their all-time favorite books. Encourage them to think back about the books they loved even before they could read independently through the last great book they read. Then, have them share their list with a small group of classmates or friends to spark conversation and connection. Bonus idea: print their lists and post them on a wall in your classroom or home. Thanks to Dr. Jen Scoggin from Trusting Readers for this great idea!
SET A PERSONAL (OR CLASSWIDE) READING GOAL
Creating a reading goal is a proven way to motivate readers when you provide them with accountability tools. You can use the Bookopolis Challenge feature to set and track a “Number of Books Read” goal or our Reading Log for goals linked to “Minutes Read” or “Pages Read.”
CREATE BOOK TALKS OR TRAILERS
While listening to adults lead a book talk or watching a professionally made book trailer are effective techniques to get kids excited about a new book, letting students make and share their own might be even better. Explore these tips and examples of student-created book talks and trailers. Send us your students’ creations and we’ll post them on Bookopolis!