Jungle Themed Literary Genre Bulletin Board Idea

Hartville Elementary SchoolThis past week, I had the extreme privilege of visiting my childhood elementary school to check out the newest and best in classroom decorations! Despite their busy schedules - meetings and last minute preparations before school started the next day - the gracious teachers at Hartville Elementary welcomed me into their colorful and engaging world; a world in which they will spend countless hours the next 180 days, imp!acting the lives of the children in our community. I thank you all for dedicating your lives to helping our children grow, both as students and individuals. Here's to a brilliant school year, ladies and gents! {And thanks a million for allowing me the opportunity to visit your classrooms! I had a blast!}

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Library and Reading Elementary Bulletin Board Idea
Photo Source: Leah Walters

As part of the Accelerated Reader (AR) program, students are encouraged to explore each of the literature genres. To help her students make selections, Mrs. Walters created this fantastic "Genre Wall" that features a poster for each of the genres and fits fantastically into her classroom jungle theme {of course!}.

Literacy and Reading Elementary Bulletin Board Idea
Photo Source: Leah Walters

Genre Wall Posters

Each poster follows the same format {and can easily be recreated using word processing or design software}...

  • Title
  • Definition
  • Example titles
  • Library designation

Genre Wall Bulletin Board

  • Background: Black bulletin board paper.
  • Title: "Genre Wall", "Wild About Genres", etc.
  • Border: Animal print trimmer.
  • Decoration: Mount the computer generated genre posters onto colorful card stock and arrange on the bulletin board. For visual interest, add large leaf cutouts or actual leaves from the craft store for a cool three-dimensional effect!

Supplies for this bulletin board...

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P.s. Did you notice the AWESOME leopard print reading chair in the corner?!

Elementary Literacy Bulletin Board Idea


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