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Picking Books for the Tournament of Books
This is also the time we put up our school-wide bulletin board to promote the Tournament with students. We put it on a wall near the office in the middle of the school so it can be viewed by everyone. The bulletin board looks like a March Madness bracket and displays each set of competing books with a copy of their book cover. The conversations we hear kids having around this bulletin board discussing their predictions is one of the best parts of the Tournament of Books!
Voting for Books
Post the Winners
Samples and Examples
Make It Interactive
If I have time before some of the read alouds, I like to take time to plan them as interactive read alouds. I look for some vocabulary words to pull out and discuss detailed comprehension questions, and some common-core focus skills around story elements.
If you’re interested in learning more about interactive read alouds, click >>HERE<<.
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