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A ‘tasty’ way to read

Roosevelt Elementary Library Media Specialist Missy Tisher had something special on the menu this week.

During library time this week, students were able to “sample” from the “Book Tasting Menu” to discover their favorite genre when it comes to reading.

Tisher saw the idea at a conference where she was presenting along with Faith Gann and Kate Dillon.

“One of those presenters was doing this,” she said, “and I thought ‘oh, I want to try this’.”

Students had three minutes to select a book from the different genres, take a look at the books then give a “review” of the book.

Students in Mr. Bryant's fourth-grade class at Roosevelt Elementary explore new genres of books, then fill out a menu to whether they like that style of book - or, if it is not one of their favorite choices. 

Students in Mr. Bryant’s fourth-grade class at Roosevelt Elementary explore new genres of books, then fill out a menu to whether they like that style of book – or, if it is not one of their favorite choices. 

“You usually don’t know something you like until you try it, right?” Tisher asked the fourth graders from Mr. Bryant’s class, noting she observes students checking out books from the same section throughout the year.

This activity gave an opportunity to quickly sample books they may not normally select. At the end of the activity, the students were asked to circle their favorite type of book.

Plus, Tisher hoped, they came away with a hunger for more books to read.

Kendall Wooten (at right) and Maddy Washington complete their

farmingtonpressonline.com.” width=”800″ /> Kendall Wooten (at right) and Maddy Washington complete their “menu” during the Book Tasting at Roosevelt Elementary on Monday. See more photos at farmingtonpressonline.com.

Shawnna Robinson is the managing editor of the Farmington Press and can be reached at 573-518-3628 or srobinson@farmingtonpressonline.com

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