Reading Fair Projects

Last Thursday my students put on the reading fair at our school.  Participation was optional and we ended up with around 50 projects, which was great.  Their enthusiasm was amazing and they were so proud of their story boards.  I was pretty proud of them, too.  I thought I would share a few of the projects that really caught my eye.


This was the winner in the 4th and 5th grade division.  Tar Beach is one of my favorite children’s books, so I was so excited this student chose this book.  She put in a lot of hard work and I think her story board is fabulous!

tar beach



Crysanthemum is a story about a little mouse who doesn’t like her unusual name.  While this board didn’t place, I still think it was wonderful.




The detail and hard work put into this story board on Roscoe Riley Rules #2- Never Swipe A Bully’s Bear was very obvious, and this board placed second in the 2nd grade division.  This division was a tough pick for the judges because there were so many beautiful story boards.

roscoe riley



The winner in the 2nd grade reading fair division was The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear.  Isn’t this amazing?  This is a popular book in our library, so for the kids to get to see this was so much fun!

little mouse

I could go on and on posting pictures of these reading fair projects, but I’ll stop.  I’m just so proud of my students and hope these will provide a little inspiration should you find yourself having to do a reading fair project with your own children.

(I’m often asked HOW we have our school reading fair. For more information, please see this post.)

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  1. says

    Love these projects! When I was teaching 6th grade LA, I had the kids do different project for book reports. One of them was called “Book in a ….” and had a lot of fun components for them to dive into the story. Always fun to do something different that will actively engage the kids in reading.
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  2. Tara says

    These are amazing!!! I would love to get more info on how you set this up and any materials you have so we can do this at my school. Do you have the info posted on TeachersPayTeachers or another website. I would be willing to pay for the info. Please contact me at Thank you so much!

  3. Debra says

    I love this book fair idea! I would love to pitch this to my school and was wondering how the parent letter would look. I was just curious as to what information was sent home so that the parents knew rules and what to include on the board. I would really appreiciate it if you could share a copy of that. Thank you!