Happy Banned Book Week, friends! Are you ready to celebrate and learn??? Well, my 5th grade friends are! Inspired by this library’s photo, I created a display all in our classroom library.
One of our class belief statements is “Words Have Power.” This week will be a fantastic way to discuss this statement in relation to banned books. We’ll explore the idea that some books, some words have so much power or affect that people want to hide/keep them away from other people. We’ll read an informational article I wrote about censorship, and practice summarizing it (our new skill for the week)!
Additionally, with our goal of reading 40 books, I want to expose my kiddos to all kinds of different books, especially books they might not normally pick up. Banned Book Week happens to be another way to promote some awesome books and add a little more excitement to my kids’ reading routines!
Our school police office gave me 20 feet of yellow tape! It was such a money saver and made this a no-cost display. Plus, it’s a great opportunity for my students to meet the officer in a positive setting. They thought it was SO cool that a police officer came into our room. 🙂
I’ve included lots of different genres in the display, so hopefully all of my reader can find at least one book that intrigues or interests them!
What special holidays do you celebrate to get your students excited about reading?
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