08 Feb Mentor Teaching Moves: March Book Madness! #T4TMoments
Each March, Tony Keefer and Scott Jones, fifth-grade teachers from Columbus Ohio, excite readers around the world with March Book Madness. March Book Madness is a bracket-style tournament where books compete against each other just like the NCAA March Madness tournament. Instead of watching basketball, students read two books and vote for their favorite. Whichever book gets the most points wins, and the book moves into the next round. Here is the March Book Madness picture book bracket for 2017.
March Book Madness bring books and readers together. Tony and Scott encourage participants to share their thoughts about these books with other classrooms via Twitter – #2018MBM. Just look at how many classrooms participated in 2017.
Thank you, Tony and Scott, for making it so easy for everyone to participate. Just click this link, and you and your students can decide whether to participate in the picture book, middle grade or young adult bracket. If you want more reasons to join March Book Madness, here is a post that Tony wrote in 2015 about the Top Ten Reasons to Participate in March Book Madness.
Happy March Book Madness, Everyone!