The funny thing is all these adults know deep down in their heart that even though they might be respected and loved and some of these fabulous recommendations are beyond excellent...something isn't working.
Enter, student recommendations and reviews. And here at Ashley...enter, the "Review Wall"
They weren't finished either - they then contributed out first reviews! They said they wanted to show the others what the wall was for. This was my first true step in letting the kids lead...and man, do they lead.
After three weeks, the Review Wall has turned into the "Review Column" which I love. The Crew and I talked about how funny it is that in the newspapers they actually call the movie/book/etc section the Review Column! Students from first to fifth have covered the column with their voices, both encouraging and discouraging others to pick up a book.
So come and review your favorite book. Grab a carefully chosen yellow Post-it and some tape and add your voice to the chorus!