This month, my class is participating in our very own March Madness Book Edition! Click here to read the posts I wrote last year about how this idea came to action in our classroom and how we got started.
This week, we narrowed down our 32 books to our Sweet Sixteen! We made a ballot and students voted by circling their favorite book within each pair. After tallying up all the votes, recounting them, and revoting because of two ties, we officially announced the titles in our Sweet Sixteen and added them to our bulletin board.
Next week, we will vote for our Elite Eight titles. The students have been using our March Madness Book Edition bulletin board as a resource when they choose books to read next so they can vote for them and talk about them with their classmates. Students are also rallying behind certain titles and highly recommending them to their classmates so "their" title can keep winning and make it to the next round.