Tackan Takes a Bite Out of Literacy

Tackan Takes a Bite Out of Literacy photo

The library at Tackan Elementary School was transformed into a French bistro for a book tasting event held on Jan. 23. Complete with red-and-white checked tablecloths, flowers and candlelight, the fifth-graders sampled different chapter books during their library periods.

After checking in with the hostess and finding their seating reservation, students tasted different books by reading the title, inside jacket and blurb and writing about if they would like to read it and why. 

The book tasting gave the students a chance to preview new books outside of their comfort zone, hopefully sparking an interest in a new title or author. Students tasted three different books – an appetizer, entrée and dessert – at the bistro before deciding if they wanted to check something new out of the library.