Do you strive to create a love of reading in your students? Of course! So what can you do to foster that?
Book recommendations are a wonderful way to get your students thinking and talking about books. It allows them to reflect and think critically about what makes a book great. even better, this practice supports them as writers as well.
Shorter than a book review, a book recommendation is a lot more doable in the primary classroom. The reader simply explains why a classmate should read that particular book (no summary required!) Book recommendations are also a great way to lead into persuasive writing.
This week, students wrote recommendations in my class. Here are a few examples:
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Do you teach your kiddos to write book reviews or recommendations?
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