Have you tried book bentos yet? I’ve assembled a handful of my book bento articles in this post that I hope will introduce you to this new reading assessment project.
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Book Bento Tip: The Art of Knolling
Always be knolling. Check out these videos to show your students how to “knoll” their book bento arrangements.
Book bento instructions and tips
Now that the semester is almost over, are you in need of a quick way to alternatively assess student reading? If so, try book bentos!
Switch Up Sketchnotes to Engage Distracted Students
I love sketchnotes. They’re engaging, colorful, and creative, and allow me to make illustrative connections while I listen to a book. But here’s the thing: I’m not a very good listener. I need to carefully concentrate on the words I’m hearing or my mind wanders to whatever’s going on in the hall, outside the window, or just inside my head. So even though I’m a huge fan of sketchnotes, sometimes I need a more passive kind of sketchnotes… sketchnotes that keep me engaged, but still able to focus on the text so I can create meaningful notes and doodles that will ultimately aid understanding and retention of the content.
Gulliver’s Travels & The New York Times’ Anatomy of a Scene
Using the New York Times Anatomy of a Scene collection as inspiration, high school students provide director’s commentary for a movie clip and thereby showing their understanding of satire.
Book Bentos: 5 Tips to Make Them Better
Based on my first attempt with book bentos, I came up with these 5 tips to make these fun projects even better.
Ralph Waldo Emerson for High School Students
A recent snow day activity has sparked my curiosity about the possibilities of combining student photography with reading.
Finally! One-pager success!
Plus: the idea that finally made one-pagers work for my class One more try. That’s right. In December, I decided to give one-pager graphic essays one more try. In case you’re unfamiliar with one-pagers… visit Spark Creativity for a complete explanation and also some awesome one-pager templates. One-pagers, in a nutshell, offer a way forContinue reading “Finally! One-pager success!”
Book bentos: my first attempt
Book bentos are an alternative to the traditional book report. Here are resources and tips.
First Chapter Fridays: Testing Testing 1-2-3
Here’s how I’m testing First Chapter Fridays in my classroom this fall