Motivation and enthusiasm for reading matter. One way we build excitement and passion for reading is a classroom Book Raffle!
Where To Get Books?
- Half Price Books – Learn about their educator program here!
- Goodwill or other thrift stores
- Scholastic Book Clubs
- Donors Choose
Why a Book Raffle?
It’s always very suspenseful and dramatic when I introduce new books to my kids. My kids do the whole finger/desk drum-roll, I slowly pull the books from a Scholastic or Barnes & Noble box, and read the book blurb in my best reading reading voice. (My kids tell me I have a fantastic reading voice) 😉 Basically, it’s one of my favorite things to do, and I have the kids eating out of the palm of my hand. (These graphic novels were from Donors Choose!)
After I have dramatically introduced the books and convinced every kids they MUST read the new books, every hand shoots into the air wanting to read all the books at the same time. 😉 Here enters the Book Raffle as inspired by the amazing Donalyn Miller.
How Does it Work?
Every student receives 1 ticket (scrap of paper) to enter into the raffle. I placed a plastic cup in front of each book (nothing fancy but works perfectly). I set the timer on the board and students have 3 minutes to decide which book they want to enter to ‘win’.
The Nitty Gritty
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