Top 5 Classroom Reading Displays

If it’s not already clear, let me just say, I love reading in the classroom!  Kids with an array of interests can get lost in the right book, find inspiration in the right read-aloud and connect with their peers through a harrowing tale.  Join me in bringing a spotlight to our reading programs, whether at home or at school, by highlighting their appeal using creative displays. Here are my picks for some of the best reading classroom displays!


1. Author Studies

It’s great for students to learn about and appreciate a variety of authors.  It’s provides wonderful inspiration for their own writing.  What’s more, kids can find common themes or connections between an author’s different texts.  I love ending an author study with letters to the author from the students.  This gives you the opportunity to incorporate teaching letter writing, asking good questions and thinking beyond the text.  

Top 5 picks for the best reading classroom displays!
Who doesn’t love Mo Willems? His books range from funny to endearing, and present some tickling humor for kids (and maybe some adults :P). (Taken from I Heart Teaching)
Top 5 picks for the best reading classroom displays!
Here’s a nice way to do an Author study.  Have a picture and small bio of the author, and of course don’t forget their books.  What’s great about this display is that you can have an “author of the month” theme in your classroom.  (Taken from Elementary Chalkboard)
Top 5 picks for the best reading classroom displays!
Sometimes, store bought is just so convenient! Especially if you’ve already got a lot on your plate.  This banner is great if you’re doing a highlight on Dr. Seuss. (Available on Amazon)

2. Seasonal

Students find such fun in the changing seasons, so why not bring that excitement into their reading.  Get students involved in all the wonderful descriptions these seasonal books have to offer and capture their intrigue with these display ideas.  

Top 5 picks for the best reading classroom displays!
It’s snowing books! Some wintery books to include for this display are: Snowmen at Night, Snow, and The Snowy Day. (Seen on Pinterest)
Top 5 picks for the best reading classroom displays!
A nice way to incorporate Fall scenes. Here are some Fall book ideas: Fall Mixed Up, From Seed to Pumpkin and Leaf Man.  (Seen on Pinterest)
Top 5 picks for the best reading classroom displays!
A great idea for spring. Some books to have in your planters include: A Seed is Sleepy, The Tiny Seed and Curious Garden.  (Taken from The Great Read)

3. Non-Fiction Displays

Sometime in the year, regardless of the grade level, students will need to refer to non-fiction texts.  Why not celebrate their importance with a display dedication about a specific non-fiction topic.  

Top 5 picks for the best reading classroom displays!
A display all about vehicles/transportation. (Taken from Library Displays)
Top 5 picks for the best reading classroom displays!
An animal/jungle display.  (Taken from Literary Hoots)

4. Themed Books

Talking about book themes is a great way to get students making connections, and realizing the features of common genres.  Whether it’s classic fairy tales, biographies or poetry students will learn a great deal through connecting books.

Top 5 picks for the best reading classroom displays!
Fairy tale destinations, to get kids’ imaginations heading in the right direction :).  (Seen on Pinterest)
Top 5 picks for the best reading classroom displays!
A book display dedicated to superheroes, or people with special powers.  (Taken from Clutter Free Classroom)

5. Inspire A Love of Reading

These are just fun displays to have in your reading corner.  They’ll help inspire your young readers towards a love of reading!

Top 5 picks for the best reading classroom displays!
I love this book ornament that is meant to hang from a ceiling using some transparent string.  (Taken from Kate’s Creative Space)
Top 5 picks for the best reading classroom displays!
Some magic springing from the pages.  (Seen on Pinterest)
Top 5 picks for the best reading classroom displays!
A book garden! (Taken from Whimsical Ways)        

3 thoughts on “Top 5 Classroom Reading Displays

  1. Thanks for featuring my bulletin board on your blog! Mine is #4 “Where will reading take you?”
    It was inspired by similar ideas I’d seen on Pinterest.

    1. Amazing! I love that display. Do you have a site or particular way you would like me to credit the idea back to you? I would love to do so 🙂

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