A Paperless Way to Select a Read Aloud Book

Here we are, in our first week of school, and I’m itching to begin our first read aloud. I love to read to my students! But, I wanted them to have a choice in which book I would read first. Technology to the rescue!

I picked 3 books that I would like to read to them. I read a description of the book and then set up a Google form so they could vote.

Screen shot 2013-08-29 at 6.51.23 PMI posted this on our class wiki then I dismissed them for the day.

I checked the wiki about an hour later and I had 5 votes! How cool is that? By the end of the night, I had a total of 24 votes. I did have 5 students that had problems accessing the wiki, but I believe they were using a mobile device and wikispaces looks different on a mobile platform.

The next day, I had the 5 students, who hadn’t voted, vote. Then I showed the class the results. There was silence as the children read the pie chart and the percentages and then cheers.Screen shot 2013-08-29 at 6.40.26 PM


The Tale of Despereaux was the winner!

I started reading immediately.

This was a fun way to engage my students in picking a read aloud book and it was paperless too!





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