Quick Idea 1: First Chapter Fridays
Content Area(s)/Course/Grade: ELA (K-12)
Lesson Topic: Reading Engagement & Independent Book Selection
Students will be exposed to a variety of literature and be exposed to new genres, authors, characters, and perspectives.
Students will actively listen to a book chapter by creating sketch notes (visual notes). Students will engage in a book discussion and/or book selection. Students will create a “To Be Read” Log or Bookmark at the end of the reading session.
TAC 239.55 (1.9) - Direct and encourage students to read a variety of fiction and nonfiction resources for personal and informational needs
ISTE - 6a. Foster a culture where students take ownership of their learning goals and outcomes in both independent and group settings.
High-Interest Book List – Categories: YA/Fiction/Fantasy/Graphic Novel/Diverse Representation
Books – Physical Copy or Access to Sora/Libby
Bulletin Board Elements
Reproductions of Book Covers
Announcements – Broadcast & Social Media
QR-codes of Authors Reading First Chapters
Sketch Note Template or Notebooks
TL will introduce the 1st chapter of a book each week to a group of students and promote the books via posters, bulletin boards, and displays.
During reading, students will create sketch notes while actively listening to the story.
After reading, students will engage in discussion about the book with peers and teacher.
Post-discussion, students may check out the book or sign-up for the book lottery to check out the book next. Students will then create/maintain a “To be Read” bookmark or book log.
Sketch Notes will be collected to review: answers to “Are you interested in reading this book?”, participation, and responses. You may grade for participation, but limit to participation only as the activity is meant to encourage reading.
Formative Assessment: Students complete sketch notes and include details regarding 1st impressions, main characters, important details, and questions. It should also include if they want to read more. Why or Why Not?
Closure: Students will keep a log or bookmark of books they want to read.
Follett - Lauralee Moss
Chomping at the Lit
The Colorful Apple
TEA 19 TAC Chapter 239