In 2017, I stumbled across the idea of a book reading challenge – formatted as a bookmark. I no longer remember where it came from, where I heard about it or how much I adapted that first list:
But I sent it along to our teacher-librarian and she liked the idea too. So she printed them up, laminated them & distributed to interested staff & students. She’s kept it up each year, with a new list each time:
This semester we are sharing the teacher-librarian role as I transition into it & she back to the classroom. So it was my turn to create the new list for the 2020 reading challenge. Here’s what I came up with (with thanks to folks on Twitter & my colleagues for their suggestions):
I’ve printed the bookmarks up on coloured paper, added a short poem about reading to the back, laminated them & have put them out for teachers & staff alike to grab one.
Do you have suggestions for my 2021 list of challenges? Leave them in the comments below!
As always, if you’d like to take the file & edit the bookmarks for your own use, here they are.
– Laura Wheeler (Teacher @ Ridgemont High School, OCDSB; Ottawa, ON)