Book Tasting

Name of School:

Sarah Thompson

Our school is considered:

elementary

In five words or less, describe your prototype

Student engagement with books

Insert an image that showcases your prototype.

How might we?:

Honour student voice and choice in designing for learning.

Describe the prototype(s) your school will focus on. Get creative. Be sure to describe the various approaches staff will take, what you will keep your eye on and how staff plan to document their results.

In the Learning Commons we are having Book Tastings with students. Students are being exposed to a variety of books and thinking about how they choose books that they are interested in. Students are writing and sharing their choices, and signing out new books.
Students liked  the Learning Commons being set-up differently and the opportunity to look at new and different books. Students liked being able to fill out the "menu" with new books they would like to try reading. Some students struggled not seeing typical titles they would usual choose, but with guidance and encouragement were able to follow the activities in the "menu" to find books that did interest them. Further steps include showcasing more student choices around the Learning Commons with book recommendation bookmarks, student created displays, and more Book Tastings.