Free teaching resource

Looking For a Book? – Suggestions Jar

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 1 page | Years: 1 - 6

A suggestions jar to help your students choose an appropriate book.

Motivating Students to Read

“I can’t find a book.”

“I don’t know what to read.”

“Nothing looks good to me.”

Sometimes students struggle when choosing a book to read. Sometimes they actually can’t decide, and sometimes they don’t want to! Use this quick and easy resource to make their choice a bit easier.

To create the resource, stick a label on a small jar (bonus points if you use a fishbowl!). Fill out the fish templates with some of your favourite age-appropriate books for the students in your class. Each fish gets the title of a book, the author, and the genre. When students come to you with one of the dreaded sentences above, tell them to go fishing for a book!


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