Sunday, July 8, 2012
Genre Passport Freebie
We recently got our Benchmark Standardized Test results back, and I was thrilled to see all 21 of my students scored ADVANCED in literacy! I totally changed my literacy program this year. This was one of those throw the baby out with the bath water approaches, so I was really nervous about how they would score. One thing I didn't change is my focus on reading genres. I try to encourage my students to read different genres. Genre passports have been helpful in getting my students excited about trying new books. Joe Bright and the Seven Genre Dudes is the perfect book to introduce the passport activity. It is a super cute book and must have if your going to teach genres. I let the students assemble these themselves. Sorry, I have no pics of my assembled passports. I haven't included any directions for assembling, but I'm hoping it is self-explanatory. Let me know if you need help. Click on the pic for your free copy. I've included some cutouts for the passport, but I just use a stamp with a world picture on it. When the students have it all filled out, I give them a genre bookmark. I know that's not much but most just like the challenge of getting the passport all filled in. I bet some of you could come up with some super cute bulletin boards to display students that have completed the book.