Friday, July 18, 2014

Friday Freebie: Shopping for Books

Don't we all love to shop! I was shopping just last night and came home with some new books to add to my TBR (To Be Read) stack. I was reminded that we shop for books the same way we shop for shoes, only shopping for books sometimes makes me happier, believe it or not!? If you don't remember how to teach kids how to shop for books- read here!

Shopping is fun, and that means that kids may spend their time shopping instead of reading. That's a problem! So we need to post a schedule for book shopping in our classroom.

Kids will shop when it is THEIR day to shop.  They can shop first thing in the morning, after recess, before math, they will find the time. Worse case scenario, they will shop during Independent Reading time that day.

They will be able to select 3-5 books/magazines/articles that you have available in the classroom library.  And voila- kids will always have material to read during Independent Reading/Reader's Workshop and you don't have to worry about kids shopping instead of reading.

Want to make this schedule? Want to do it fast? Download your copy in my TpT store (where everything is FREE).

Happy Shopping!
PS- If you haven't been in a bookstore or library lately... you need to go! It is good for a reader's soul!

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