Friday, August 21

Flowchart: What Books to Give a Middle-Grader

I had a lot of fun with this one. So much so, that even though it was supposed to be posted on here yesterday (Thursday being my normal middle-grade book day), I spent a few more hours tweaking it and posted it now (obviously). So—without further ado!—a flowchart of middle-grade book recommendations!


Turns out it's hard to narrow down recommendations. This could have been SO much longer (heaven forbid). But hey, it works. So I'm hanging it in my library (see it here!). If you want to, too, here's the link to the .pdf printable in Google Drive.

If you want a full list of what books are on the flowchart, continue on, muchachos.

Class Clown
Gamer
-Video Gamer:
-Puzzle Solver:
-Athlete:
Drama Queen
Day Dreamer
-Fairy Tale Fanatic:
-Magic Believer:
-Adventurer:
-Ghost Hunter:
History Buff
Career Planner
-Doctor: (see last two of History Buff)
-Scientist:
-Lawyer:
-Teacher:
All-Around Good Kid

15 comments:

  1. Amazing! May I post it in my library?

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    1. Thanks! And sure thing--I'd be flattered! In fact, I added a link to the pdf file that you can download and print for hanging.

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    2. Any suggestions on how to print? I've tried and it prints the size of a bookmark. Help!

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    3. Sure thing! The poster is 11" x 43.5", so if you're printing on regular letter paper, you should be able to fit it on 5 pages, printed landscape orientation. While I'm not sure exactly what your printer menu looks like, you'd want to make sure the printer is not scaling to fit on one page. Print at 100%, landscape orientation. If all else fails, a Kinkos or some professional printer could help you out!

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    4. Great thank you so much, I'll try those suggestions!

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  2. What program do you use to make these awesome posters?

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    1. I actually just used Microsoft Publisher. Works for my needs!

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  3. Just ran across this on Pinterest and had to say 'nice work!' Flow and many titles work very well for my upper elementary audience...you just sparked several ideas for my featured shelves in library. Kudos on a job well done!

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  4. I love this idea. I also have thought while looking at this, to put the headings up and have my 6th graders come up with the books. Students could choose the genre they would like to work on and then come up with the titles. Your idea is so awesome. Thank you

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    1. Wow, I love that idea! That would be a lot of fun for the kids, for sure. And thanks!

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  5. I love this idea. Am I able to modify it for the books that I have in my library? If so, how would I do that with a pdf or do I need to create a new document? Thanks.

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    1. Yes! Though it may take some work because I've lost the original file :( So yes, with the PDF, you should be able to download it into a program like Microsoft Publisher and simply overlay the covers with book titles from your own collection. Then save or print!

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