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!