Monday, October 24, 2011

One Copy Can Be Enough

You don't necessarily need multiple copies of each of the 15 books to have students participate in reading and voting.

In my library I only have one copy of each title. Since the majority of students who will be participating are in Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades, we are enjoying the titles as a whole classes.
Part of my reasoning for this is financial, but mostly I want all of my K-2 students to be able to participate in the voting in late February. Students only need to have read (or have read to them) 8 of the 15 titles to be able to vote.

I may buy a copy or two more of a few titles depending on the demand after we read them together. Even my Kindergartners know how to place holds - and when they like something they do!

Since for some of the books it will be a long time between the "read-together" and voting, I am trying to incorporate some ways for us to remember the books come voting time.

We recently read Rain School by James Rumford.
After we read the book together, I asked students what they liked about the story, or what they will remember and then recorded their answers.

Here is what they said:

1 comment:

  1. Aloha,

    I really enjoyed the video you made. I will remember how much the children seemed to enjoy my book. Thank you for reading it to them.


    James Rumford
    Honolulu, Hawaii