Book Buzz


Here in the Literacy Center, students are surrounded by ideas of great books to read before they even shop! I have realized that over the years, students are more influenced by their peers than by me. So, why not use that to my advantage?!

¬†Students can fill these out on any book that makes them say, “Oh my gosh! You have to read this!” Each week I add new book reviews to the board (even if the same title) so that students can see their work on display, get the latest scoop on the best books, and keep it updated so students continue to read it- nothing worse than a display that stays the same and soon everyone moves around it like its a statue.

Below are some student samples:




I highly encourage you to put the ownership on your students to help build up their interest in reading. When they are a part of the process, they are more invested and willing to put in the work. They learning in a fun,engaging, and motivating way!

You can access the document I created here. Enjoy!


How do you encourage students to read in your classroom?

About the author, Gretchen

I am a teacher trainer and coach. Working elbow to elbow with teachers and teacher leaders to ensure instructional proficiency and student achievement soar lights me up. We have a real need in our nation for strong educators to remain in the field. My blog, book, podcast, courses and instructional materials are geared towards empowering teachers (and those that lead them) to receive the support needed to grow and thrive today, tomorrow and always.