Thursday, January 21, 2010

Reader's Workshop Tools: Star Book Labels

In my classroom library post, I mentioned that I labeled all my classroom library books (I also write my name in the front of them all - great way to get them back again) with the 'genre' (or collection) that they belong in. To make the stickers for this, I use mailing labels - usually 16 to a page.

At the end of last year, the students in my class made a list of the best books they had read that year. I have decided to sticker those books, so students have an easier time finding them this year. I could just stick a gold star on them (who doesn't love a good gold star), but instead I've made up a page of stickers, so I thought I'd share them here:

2009 Star Book Stickers (PDF)










These were designed on smaller mailing labels - 30 to a page (I'm using these labels for conferring too). You print them out on the labels and then cut them into long strips of stickers. Or you could print them out on normal paper and paste them on before covering a book. Because it's a PDF document, it can't be altered, but I'll try and put a 2008/2009 and 2009/2010 version together for my Northern Hemisphere peers later today :)

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2 comments:

Alison said...

What a great idea! I will definitely be incorporating this into my classroom. We already have a book award presentation at the end of the year that we structure like the Oscars. My last name is Eber, so we call them the Ebby's. The students nominate and campaign for different books and then vote for their favorites in different genres. It will be great to commemorate that with stickers that say something like 2009 Nominee for Best Realistic Fiction or something like that. Thanks for the idea!

I also just wanted to mention how much I enjoy reading your blog. Thanks for taking the time to share!

A Reader's Community said...

We based our list on books that the students thought would get other kids to read. I began stickering the star books yesterday and they looked amazing!

Thanks for your kind comments :)

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