Thursday, March 28, 2013

It's a Reading Fair!!

I'm so excited!  I am currently working on a non-fiction reading fair with my 7th grade students and I am LOVING it!  It is fantastic to see kids getting so interested in reading non-fiction.  This is a GREAT end of the year project!

When I first took my students to the library to choose a non-fiction book, I was surprised to learn that for many of them this was their first time checking out a non-fiction book.  They had no clue as to where to begin.  We did a mini-lesson on the Dewey Decimal System and then we were back in working order.

Students are going to read a non-fiction text and then create a science fair type try-board that has various required components on it.  They also have to either dress as the main topic of the book or they can create a 3-dimensional visual of some sort.  I am so excited to have so many interesting ideas from students.  Their creativity is really going to shine with this project!

We will set up just like a science fair.  I have asked several people at school (Principal, Media Specialist, etc) to come through and judge using the rubric.  This will determine a 1st, 2nd, and 4rd place winner.  I will use the rubric to grade each project, which will serve as each student's nine weeks' exam grade.

I am so excited about this project and couldn't wait to share!  I've already put the project up on my TPT store if you're interested.  I will post pictures in a month when all of the projects are done.

You can get the Non-Fiction Reading Fair project file by going HERE.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations! This is the best thing, Thank you so much for taking the time to share this exciting information.
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