During the 2018-2019 school year at Berkeley Carroll Middle School, I worked with the 6th Grade Humanities Department to develop a Reading Engagement Bingo challenge (aimed at diversifying the reading choices made by our 6th Graders). This project was non-incentivized (beyond achieving a Reading ‘Bingo’ or Reading ‘Blackout’), and students who successfully did so were awarded with a signed certificate at the end of the year. This project will be updated, and repeated for the 2019-2020 school year.
My own involvement in the development process included co-creating the bingo categories, designing several of the bingo boards, and independently creating a corresponding LibGuide with curated reading suggestions, and information about each category. I also helped facilitate a “Book Tasting” for the entire 6th grade, in which students were able to visit different tables that held reading suggestions from the different bingo categories.