Genres and gingerbread!

This week, to encourage branching out and reading a variety of things, we began this bulletin board.  We started with a plain brown gingerbread house.  Clip art and online images were used for the goodies.  We made a master sheet for each type of candy and copied them onto cardstock.  Based on students’s reading choices they get to attach a certain type of candy or cookie to the house  (one per customer each visit).  We had fourteen categories by breaking down the non-fiction area into several sections.  (e.g. 600-799=gingerbread boy cookie)  We made a legend to help us give out the correct pieces at the desk, and we posted one on the bulletin board so others can see what types of reading material are most popular.  It’s colorful and fun, and a nod to the Christmas season.

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