Again, someone shared a website (I’ve got to start keeping track!) and I’ve had some fun playing around with it! This one is called Phrase.it and you can upload a picture from your device, import from Facebook or use one chosen at random from the Phrase.it service. Once you have an image uploaded/chosen, you add a thought or speech bubble and then save or email it or share it. That’s it. No registration required.
Here are some I created:
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I can’t remember which library magazine I got this from (sorry, I can’t give you credit!), but I so totally stole this idea. I create a flyer using Canva to design and Pixabay for my image. I personalized one for every teacher and staff member at my school (thankfully we have a relatively small staff) and printed them in color. I then laminated them so that they could use dry erase markers to write what they are reading and wipe them off when they need to update their selections. I put the finished flyers in their mailboxes and sent out the following email:
I’ve placed a currently reading flyer in everyone’s boxes (see sample attached). If I’ve missed anyone, please let me know and I’ll make you one!
What I hope is that you’ll display this in/outside your classrooms and write on it using dry erase marker (so you can change it out frequently) with what you are reading. This can be books, newspapers, magazines, blogs, …whatever! This is so students can see that teachers are reading, too, and hopefully start a dialog around what you are reading.
You can find dry erase markers in the attendance office – I recommend the “fat ones” which only require a Kleenex or paper towel to remove and not the vis-à-vis ones as those require water to wipe off!)
Thanks for your help in promoting literacy here at WSHS!
We will see who takes me up on the challenge and if it starts any dialogs!
Currently Reading Flyer
Just a quick note to share our October display/reading promotion. It is called Trick or Treat with a Book and was “stolen” from Nampa Library. Our library clerk found some cute reversible paper at Walmart and between us we selected titles we thought were appropriate for October/Halloween for her to wrap. Like Nampa she added question marks; however, as the first batch quickly disappeared, she began adding more creative touches! The most recent ones had witches, trees with rotten apples, black cats, ghosts, etc.