Sharing Idea: Who Remembers My Favorite Book?
Here’s a Morning Meeting sharing idea from 80 Morning Meeting Ideas for Grades 3–6, by Carol Davis:
Who Remembers My Favorite Book?
Playing a fun remembering game builds on children’s listening and memory skills.
How to do this around-the-circle sharing:
- Tell students they each will have a turn to share about a favorite book and why they enjoyed it, using a complete sentence. Remind students to listen carefully because they’ll be playing “Who Remembers?” after everyone has shared.
- Give think time. Tell students to give a thumbs-up when ready.
- Be the first sharer. Use a complete sentence and keep your reason why brief. Continue around the circle.
- After everyone has shared, play “Who Remembers?” Ask recall questions such as: “Who remembers whose favorite book was a biography about Harriet Tubman? Does anyone remember why that was her favorite book?”
Tips for Success:
- If needed, model a Think-Aloud showing how to choose one favorite among several. Also model using a complete sentence and speaking clearly.
- Invite students to share the strategies they plan to use to help them remember what is said.
- Reinforce positive behaviors. For example: “You remembered so much about each other.”
Skills: reflecting on personal experiences, reasoning, recall
- Challenge the class as a whole to remember something about everyone in the class.
- Invite students to ask “Who Remembers?” questions about their own sharings and to call on classmates to respond.