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Nominate Books From the Classroom Library for Your Class Book Awards

By Beth Newingham on July 30, 2012
  • Grades: 3–5

After determining the five class book award categories, students begin nominating books that they are reading in each category.

I create nomination sheets and post them together in a central area of the classroom. Students are allowed to nominate books throughout the two months. The nomination sheets require students to write their own name, the title and level of the book, and its basket location in the library.

You can download a sample nomination form (in Microsoft Word) and other materials here.

Comments (2)

Hi, Beth!
I am sure you know this by now, but all of the links to your personal classroom blog are not working. Thank you for all that you do to help your fellow teachers!!!

Hi Beth! I absolutely love what you do in your classroom. I am a career changer and this will be my first year teaching. I could not figure out what my theme for my 3rd grade class would be until I saw your website. I will be doing the "studio" theme. I could not figure out how to contact you so I tried here. I hope that this makes it's way to you soon. I would love to know where you purchased your posters (the movie reels, have you filled your bucket today, studio 13 where stars are made, etc.)? If you made them, where/how did you do this? Again, I am new so I could use all the help I can get. I am really trying to create a great classroom so that my students are invested in it and your classroom is exactly what I need. I am teaching in urban Philadelphia and I know that my 3rd graders would be in love with this room! It would be like nothing they have ever seen before and that is exactly what I want! Any help on posters (where to buy, how to make, graphics, etc.) would be deeply appreciated.

Thanks a bunch!

Ms. P

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