Genre Bookmarks- I saw this idea in a catalogue once and thought I could make it just as easily as buy it. The idea is that you print out the genre headings (feel free to make them snazzier-looking: I hand drew pictures on mine) and put them on a board (I put them on the chalkboard in the back of the room). Then you put hooks under each heading, with a large pile of the 'I Love This Book' bookmarks close by (perhaps in a brochure holder attached to the wall). On each hook, hang a book ring. Students can fill out the bookmarks with recommendations and then put them on the appropriate book ring under the correct genre. Students can then read about books that interest them in the Fantasy or Mystery genre by looking at the bookmarks on the hook, and they also get practice placing books into categories. Students should draw a picture of their favorite scene on the backside of the 'I Love This Book' bookmark when they fill it out.
Genre Bingo- Students can fill this gameboard in with titles they've read in each genre category.Beth Newingham's Genre website
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