Book Chart

Lesson #12151

Motivate students to read while charting the books they have read.

Grade Level:
1-2, 3-5

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.

31281-DC-Ellison SureCut Die - Border, Books - Double Cut
Adhesive, Construction paper, Markers or pens, Scissors, Stickers
Adhesive, Construction paper, Markers or pens, Scissors, Stickers

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

  1. Die-cut several Border, Books shapes using white and assorted colors of construction paper.
  2. Trim along the perforation on a white book, and adhere to a colored book to look like pages (Figure A).
  3. Use markers or pens to add shading to the book’s spine.
  4. Attach a different color book to the one below, and continue adding books to the bottom of the stack (Figure B).
  5. Add student names and titles of books read using markers, pens or stickers (Main Photo).
  6. Chronicle all the books students have read.
  7. 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
Achievement Standard:

  • 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
Achievement Standard:

  • 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).


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