Parkview Elementary fourth graders took part in a Book Tasting on Friday, Sept. 6, which allowed them to sample a variety of literary formats and styles.

The students have been studying the different genres to get them ready for the 40-book challenge. Teachers Melissa Johnson and Mia Walters had their students go from table to table trying different books from different genres; the students then chose variety of books that they are interested in reading.

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BookTasting1: David Gregory, left, and Rhilee Hayworth sample new books during a Book Tasting on Sept. 6, in teacher Melissa Johnson's classroom at Parkview Elementary School. After the previews, the students were required to fill out forms explaining what they liked and didn't like about the books they sampled.

BookTasting3: Dasani Maley looks over descriptions of different literary genres, such as Historical Fiction and Fantasy, as she completes one of her book evaluations.

BookTasting7: Grady McGathy takes a look at a book from the "I Survived" series, this one about the sinking of the Titanic.

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