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.
Hopefully some of you can use this next year! Let me know if you have any great ideas for teaching genres.

17 comments:

  1. Love this! :-)
    I wonder if the "stamps" were in label format so they can be printed on labels, trimmed and peeled off to stick on pass port if that would be easier? Do you just have students glue in passport? Again, super idea - thnx for sharing.

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    1. THANKS!! I don't use the stamps. I bought a stamp with a world on it and use it to stamp all of them. That is a great idea you had! It seems like it would be time consuming and cost money though. I'd be happy to make them for you if you could explain how. I'm not familiar with label making. If I did use the stamps I would just let the kids cut and glue. I try to save time and money when I can:) I hope that doesn't make me sound awful.

      Selina

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  2. such a cute idea thanks for sharing the passport...im your newest follower drop by =)


    Just Wild About Teaching

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    1. Thanks so much! I'm your newest follower:)

      Selina

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  3. I have that book and it is great! Thanks for the cute idea!

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    1. You're welcome! I love this book.

      Selina

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  4. I love this!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us. I was looking for a different way to track genre reading this year and this is perfect and fun!

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  5. Thanks for sharing this! Great idea!

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  6. I don't have the book--yet! I love the passport idea and handouts! Thank you for sharing. I remember doing a passport activity when I was in second grade and it has stayed with me. Hopefully if I do this, the genres will stick for my students. I'm so glad I found your blog. I'm your latest follower.

    Grade Three is the Place for Me

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    1. You must get the book! Thanks for following me. I'm your newest follower, too. I look forward to reading your posts.

      Selina

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  7. Selina, Thanks so much for sharing this fantastic resource! May I ask what brand of stamp you use, or where you purchased it?

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    1. I got it a few years ago. I think it was from Hobby Lobby. Good Luck!

      Selina

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  8. Thanks for the passports!!! I was just going to make, glad I found yours!! We used them at my school last week for Hispanic Heritage Month, each class was a country and as the students visited the countries they got their passport stamped. They loved their passports, can't wait to use them!!! THANKS AGAIN!

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    1. I'm so happy to hear you liked them! Thanks for commenting. Have a great day!

      Selina

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  9. Thank you so much for posting this and offering it for free. Love this book and Ive used the last 2 years in my fouth grade classroom. Looking forward to this new project.

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