Reading is a popular choice for the focus of school bulletin boards. You can come up with a variety of creative displays based on the reading theme that encourage kids to pick up a book. Start with these reading bulletin board themes.
This reading bulletin board idea gets the kids involved. Cut out several book shapes from paper. The kids write the name of a favorite book on the cover. This is a great way for the kids to find suggestions when they’re looking for a new book to read. You can include some of your favorite books for the age group as well.
Want to focus on making your students better readers? Create a bulletin board display that focuses on strategies to figure out words. This might include looking at pictures, sounding out the word, looking for parts of the word that are familiar or using the context to figure it out. Encourage the kids to refer to the bulletin board if they get stuck on a word.
For a temporary reading display, work in a seasonal theme to encourage kids to read. For example, you might use the caption “Spring Into Reading” or “Grow as a Reader With a Good Book”. Add spring decorations, such as flowers and raindrops, to the display. Or you can use an event, such as the Olympics, as the theme for the reading display.
Fiction Vs. Non-Fiction
Another educational spin on a reading bulletin board is to highlight the differences between fiction and non-fiction books. Divide the bulletin board in half — one side for each type of book. Include the differences between the books and pictures to show the differences. For example, a fiction book often has drawn illustrations while a non-fiction book often has photos.
Let the kids make the images for this bulletin board idea. Have the kids draw a picture of a scene from a favorite book. Or have the kids write about a book they enjoyed. Hang the pictures or writing on the bulletin board.