We are going to do four rounds, elimination style. Fourth and fifth graders will be working in pairs to convince the rest of their class that the book they chose is the best! They are trying to convince the rest of the kids to read their chosen book.
Round one, with everyone participating, will be to create a poster in art class that represents their book. Posters will be displayed in pairs in the library and their classmates will vote on which ones make them want to read the book the most. Winners will move on to round two.
Round two is to do a dramatic reading in front of their class, round three is to act out a scene from the book, and round four is to create a technology project.
I have mentioned to the project to the kids a few times in the past few weeks, but gotten lukewarm response. This week the kids are picking their books and the excitement is definitely building! Fifth graders have picked their books and fourth will be picking later this week.
Check out this silly intro I created using PowToons. I've been showing each class at library time.
This is a learning experience for all of us, but I hope everyone has fun!