Sunday, October 21, 2012

Literacy Week Book Poster Contest

Schoolwide Literacy Week Book Covers

One of my favorite schoolwide literacy week activities was when every student created a book cover or book poster for their favorite book. It wasn't really a contest.  But making it a contest, made it just a little more interesting to our older students. Middle schoolers in a K-8 school are sometimes hesitant to get involved in the same literacy activities. This particular literacy week, they jumped in to create some interesting posters. Every class had at least two "winners", earning a certificate for their choice of a new book from the PTA school book fair. Shown are just a few examples. Posters are simple and fun for kids to make. It is surprising how many kids start talking about books, too. We don't do this every year, but when we do, it still turns out to be a very worthwhile event.