Introduce Sample Categories for Your Class Book Awards
- Grades: 3–5
To kick off our Class Book Awards yearlong activity, I choose five book award categories (best illustrations, most unpredictable plot, favorite fiction series, etc.) and pick my own favorite books as the first Class Book Award winners of the school year. Once you have done this for multiple years, you can have the winning books from the previous year serve as your examples.
Students have usually seen awards shows on TV, and they know that the actors, actresses, and musicians are given awards in multiple categories such as "Best Actress," "Best Movie," and "Song of the Year." We also discuss how awards are given in different genres like "Best Country Album," "Best Comedy," or "Best Actor in a Drama." I explain how this concept will lend itself to nominating favorite books in different categories throughout the school year.
Learn more about our Class Book Awards here.