Last Friday, each sixth grader received a paper with a squiggle. A squiggle is nothing more than a random scribble that the students then turned into a picture or symbol about the book they were currently reading. (I use a resource book called Squiggles: So Much Writing, So Much Fun, So Much Creativity by Patricia Pavelka. Honestly, though, a simple scribble on a blank sheet of paper would work just as well.)
The squiggle that the students used on Friday can be seen in most of the pictures below as two bold lines. After the students finished their illustration, each reader had a chance to share it with the class giving a quick book commercial at the same time. Not only did we see amazing creativity, we put some new books on our TBR lists as well!
Old Joe Bush from Ghost in the Machine by Patrick Carman
Forest and stars from "Coyote and the Pebbles" (Trickster: Native American Tales: A Graphic Collection by Matt Dembicki)
This reader has been enjoying The Genius Files: From Texas with Love by Dan Gutman.
Here is an important scene on the island of Chuuk in When the Butterflies Came by Kimberley Griffiths Little.
Philip, Daisey, and Logan stand outside of the candy factory and talk before going inside and learning how to make candy. (The Candymakers by Wendy Mass)
Fisher is on a mission to find the Western Ark. (The Boy at the End of the World by Greg van Eeekhout)
This boat plays a significant role in The Healing Spell by Kimberley Griffiths Little.
P.S. Reading is like breathing chocolate air!