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.