Motivate students to read while charting the books they have read.
Keep track of the books your students have read with a stacked book chart.
Students will enjoy watching their stack of books grow as they chronicle their reading success.
Supplies Used: Adhesive, Construction paper, Markers or pens, Scissors, Stickers
The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.
- Die-cut several Border, Books shapes using white and assorted colors of construction paper.
- Trim along the perforation on a white book, and adhere to a colored book to look like pages.
- Use markers or pens to add shading to the book’s spine.
- Attach a different color book to the one below, and continue adding books to the bottom of the stack.
- Add student names and titles of books read using markers, pens or stickers (Main Photo).
- Chronicle all the books students have read.
- The books can also be used as a bulletin board border that features student book reports (Main Photo).
Fine Arts-Visual Arts
NA-VA.K-4.1 Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques and Processes
- Students use different media, techniques and processes to communicate ideas, experiences and stories
NA-VA.K-4.6 Making Connections Between Visual Arts and Other Disciplines
- Students identify connections between the visual arts and other disciplines in the curriculum
Language Arts English
NL-ENG.K-12.1 Reading for Perspective
- Students read a wide range of print and nonprint 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.
NL-ENG.K-12.12 Applying Language Skills
- Students use spoken, written and visual language to accomplish their own purposes (e.g., for learning, enjoyment, persuasion and the exchange of information).