As yet another way of getting student voice into the library, I have been teaching kids about how to make recommendations for one another.
They certainly do it informally, through general excitement over books when reading together and browsing through the reshelving trolley, but it was the times that they aren’t with their friends that I was looking to tap into.
I was inspired by a tweet from the legendary Taryn Bergheis about shelf marker recommendations and decided to strike while the iron was hot.
Grade 2-6 wrote their recommends to include call number and a blurb; Grade 1 and Kindergarten just stuck on removable stickers.
The look of wonder and pride on the kids’ faces when “their” book gets borrowed is just priceless.