From the Elite 8, we moved on to the Final 4 in which four worthy opponents were named…
Our final bracket came together to look like this!
With quiet a few upsets and a ridiculous number of “Whats?!?!?!!” it was such a fun activity for my kids. They ate it up. It was teaching gold.
My 5th graders loved having voice on our ‘Book of the Year’ and it was a great motivator for students to finish reading some of the books their classmates loved. Overall, it was a fantastic season that is sure to happen again next year.
So, what do you think? Did Wonder get a raw deal? Who did you have your money on? Let me have it!
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This is awesome, Catherine! I was "wondering" which book would win…
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Hahaha. Nice one, Kim! 🙂
Such a cute idea! I think I'll try this next year too 🙂 I had a feeling Hunger Games would win. One of the 4th graders in another class just borrowed mine because he loved the movie too much haha. You have the coolest ideas to engage reading.
Thank you so much, Leanna! I was dead set that Wonder was going to win. I was in SHOCK with Ivan pulled it out – ha. 🙂
Diane R says
This is an awesome idea. If I teach reading next year, I will definitely use it!
Susan K. says
Great idea! I would have thought the finalists would have been Wonder vs. Number the Stars. I absolutely love both of these books – it would have been a tie for me. Both books are timeless stories.
You know what…? After reading The One and Only Ivan to my class, I can see why it won. I don't know how to choose between it and Wonder to be honest. You couldn't make me!!! 😛
What?!?!? I loved the writing of Ivan, but truly thought Wonder had the compelling story. We'll agree to disagree 😉 And I know – crazy talk!
Stacey Blount says
Wonder won in our fifth grade class. 🙂 My class had fun with this activity, too…
I LOVE this, but I can't believe Wonder lost to Ivan!! That was the best book ever to me, and Ivan (or any other book for that matter) just couldn't compare!
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