While 2021 may still have some virtual instruction….these first line book quotes are a great project for upper elementary!
Middle grades have the best time finding and researching books and adding pictures.
This is easily modified for classroom instruction and can be done in Google Slides and sharing with the class!
First Line book Quotes are such a great way to get students motivated. The class helped choose books that had AWESOME first lines for grades 3-5. We created posters that would be displayed in our classroom library. Book quotes classroom posters are an excellent way to spruce up your library, get students involved, and celebrate reading!
I was looking for ways to increase student engagement especially in the library! This is a place that I want students to be excited to see and feel super at home finding and enjoying books that THEY choose. In working to create a welcoming classroom library I knew I wanted decor that would also fit the bill.
Book Quote Library Posters were the perfect solution to create the literary atmosphere that would be excellent and suit the needs of the students using it.
How do Book Quote Posters get Students Engaged?
- Make this all about students. Have them offer suggestions of their favorite books!
- Make this an assignment. Have students choose books that mean a lot to them or they really enjoyed or would recommend to make a first link book quote poster
- Use fun stock images or pictures and use a favorite quote from the book
- Add a recommendation or reason to read
- Have students sign their Book Quote Library Poster if they read or like that book to show other students that it is a great choice as well.
Top Grade 3-5 Books
Go ahead and judge a book by its first line
We’ve all heard the expression, “don’t judge a book by its over.” Sprucing up your classroom library with book quote library posters focuses on content over covers. Using first lines or monumental quotes from books you can gets students excited about what is to come.
Strategically hanging the First Line Book quote Posters is important. Placing them around the classroom library at an eye level students will see or creating smaller version can have students viewing them with more frequency.
Encourage students to engage and “sign” the poster if they agree with the book recommendation for other students to visualize. As a teacher, this was awesome to start the year off with and then pass over to my students who wanted to take on and recommend books to their peers (other than book talks!)
It was AMAZING to see just how excited students got about this idea and once they connected how we judge books and what might be “good.” They really branched out and read more of a variety.
Grab these First Line Book Quote Posters (Grades 3-5) for your classroom library today!
Tag @SSSTeaching and show these off in your classroom today! Amber
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