I was asked to do a lesson on I-PICK. If you’ve never heard the phrase, it’s an acronym for guiding students to choose just right books. I like the steps because none of them say “choose a book on your level.” Also because it encourages students to think about their purpose for reading. I think it helps them add variety.
Here are some of the resources I’ve found. I knew better than to invent the wheel on this one!
First, there’s a great PowerPoint by Gail Boushey and Joan Moser from the 2sisters.com, but posted on a wiki. Depending on your purpose, I suggest modifying it for length. I cut it down to 12 essential slides for my 10 minute mini-lesson. I love the opening where the students are asked to think about the purpose for their shoes and to examine the shoes of the teacher. It makes a great transition for choosing books that are for the right purpose and fit you well.
Next up, bookmarks!
I wanted something students could color during book checkout. I am not a coloring page sort of girl. But I wanted students to have the option of reading their new books or reviewing the I-PICK steps.
There are a lot of bookmarks on Pinterest as well, but I do like to make my own materials when I can. There are cute doodle boys and girls at stock.xchang where I get most of my graphics. I quickly photoshopped them to take their color out so they could be colored.
|Printable from Google Drive|
And finally, the video! Two choices, but I know there are more out there!