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Fizz, Boom, Read! Bookend
Lesson #10183


Create thematic bookends to celebrate any reading or library theme.


Decorate bookends according to subject area or theme for both the classroom and library.

Recommended Grade Levels: 1-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Pre-K-K

Curriculum: English Language Arts

English Language Arts: Reading for Perspective

K-12: Standard 1

  • Students read a wide range of print and non-print texts to build an understanding of texts, of themselves and of the cultures of the United States and the world; to acquire new information; to respond to the needs and demands of society and the workplace; and for personal fulfillment. Among these texts are fiction and nonfiction, classic and contemporary works.

Standards for the English Language Arts, by the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English, Copyright 1996 by the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English. Reprinted with permission.

Source: NCTE/IRA Standards for the English Language Arts

Fine Arts: Visual Arts

K-4 Standard 3: Choosing and Evaluating a Range of Subject Matter, Symbols and Ideas

  • Students select and use subject matter, symbols and ideas to communicate meaning.

Source: National Standards for Arts Education

Inspire year-round reading with student-created bookends to suit all occasions. Create bookends to supplement reading lessons, library themes or celebrate holidays.

Supplies Used: Cardstock, Colored Pens or Pencils, Construction Paper, Glitter, Glue, Pop Dots, Tape (Double Sided)

The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.

  1. Adhere colored paper to the bookends.
  2. Use the eclips machine to cut the Edge, Science pieces. Adhere to the bookend.
  3. Die-cut the Monsters and Caption Boxes using multiple colors of cardstock or construction paper.
  4. Keep one of each Monster shape whole and cut highlights from other shapes. Layer and adhere to embellish. Decorate with colored pens or pencils.
  5. Use pop dots behind shapes as desired to create dimension and adhere Monsters to bookend.
  6. Add words or a phrase to each Caption Box. Use pop dots as desired and adhere to complete the bookend (see Main Photo).