I am always looking for real world, authentic activities for students to do. I just like them more than worksheets and students can see the the real world application of doing activities like that. And they are anything but boring!
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There are so many different ways to use those book order forms that come to your room. These are real world activities that students can see the value in doing. They give choice to students too, which is a big deal to them.
1. Genre Sort: Students cut out books from book orders and sort by genre. How many genres and which ones you use depends on the age of students and examples you find in the book order.
2. Author’s Purpose Sort: Students sort books by PIE: Persuade, Inform, or Entertain.
3. Book Pick and Persuasion: Choose one book for our classroom library then write a letter to persuade your teacher to purchase it.
4. $20 Spending Spree: You have $20 to choose what you want to spend it on getting as close to $20 as you can without going over.
5. Informational Book and Text Feature Prediction: Choose an informational book and predict what text features the author may include in it to help you with your comprehension.
6. Find the Difference: Choose 5 books and find the difference between the regular price and the sale price for each one.
7. Alphabetize It! Choose 10 books and students put them in alphabetical order. Be sure to remove the order form from the back of the book order since they are in ABC order there.
8. Adjective Hunt: Find adjectives used in book titles.
9. Star Reader: Students study the Star Reader in the book order and create their own write up recommending a book that they have read.
10. Wish List & Evidence: Students create a wish list of the items they would like from the book order. Then they write a letter to their parents providing evidence of the chores or extra things they will do in exchange for their parents purchasing the items for them.
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