Windows & Mirrors

During Read Across America week, our library classes are focused on learning the concept of books as windows and mirrors. We talk about what you might find reading a mirror book, what you might find reading a window book, and why both are important.

Then I have students sort the books they've checked out from the library (as well as our shared read-alouds) into windows and mirrors. Grades 2-5 use their Destiny history to copy and paste into Seesaw. Kindergarten and 1st grade are given a paper copy of the form and photocopies of the book covers of our shared read-alouds to sort. I also ask students, either formally or informally, to reflect on why they like reading each type of book.

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