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Reading Activities for Any Book — Literacy Ideas. Children's Book Week Activities. In Celebration of Book Week and School Library Media Month, Education World presents dozens of book-themed activities, lessons, and projects, from our archive! Included: How to write better book reports, stage a "Literature Day," compose Harry Potter haiku, plus additional classroom activities for teaching about fairy tales, folk tales, biographies, and more! Important DatesNational Library Week, April 10-16, 2011School Library Media Month, April 2011Children's Book Week 2011, May 2-8, 2011National Library Week 2011, April 10-16, 2011 Lesson Plans for Book WeekGreat Book Week ProjectsAdditional Book Week Resources Book Buffet Patti Stephenson, who teaches at Tri-City Christian School in Independence Missouri, submitted this idea that she uses to peak student interest in reading books from a variety of genres.

(Grades 3-12) "Book Report Gallery" Bulletin Board A camera is all you need to create this fun bulletin board for Book Week (or anytime). Special Reading Fun Each March, on Dr. 30 Best Books for Elementary Readers. Teacher Esme Raji Codell has sifted through thousands of books as a children's literature specialist and author of the parent's guide, How to Get Your Child to Love Reading (Algonquin Books, 2003). Here are her top 5 picks for grades kindergarten through fifth grade, plus a list of recommended authors for good measure: Kindergarten Hint: Reading early doesn’t mean reading better! Take your time and savor the world of picture books. Fancy Nancy by Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser (HarperCollins, 2005) The color fuchsia, lace-trimmed socks, tiaras, French accents and frilly toothpicks, this little sister likes all things f-a-n-c-y FANCY, and she's generously willing to share her expertise in private lessons.

Other Authors: Ezra Jack Keats, Kevin Henkes, Tomie de Paola, Rosemary Wells, Eric Carle, Leo Lionni First Grade Hint: Turn on the closed-captioning feature of your television set to expose your child to sight-word vocabulary, even when you aren’t reading from books. Second Grade. 50 Books All Kids Should Read Before They're 12. Summer Reading Lists For Kids Ages 5 - 18. Great Picture Books to Teach Theme. I need to apologize. This post will be the longest one yet with the most suggestions of which picture books to use for something. But it makes sense; theme is one of those things that is present in so many great picture books, so when I started going through my classroom library, I ended up with a huge stack. Some of these books I use in guided groups with the students, meaning that their theme may need a little more thinking to find, others I hand to the students for them to use in their discussions and reflection.

Which ones depend on the class and the conversations we are having. I love how many of these picture books can be found on my other lists, this truly shows just how many times a picture book can be used in a classroom. Note: While I am writing a blurb on what the theme of the book is, many of these books have multiple themes, so my blurb is not the only one. If you would like just a list without images and theme suggestion, please go here.

What’s in a name? Mr. Like this: 3 Ideas to Make a Story Book Lesson Plan - Studentreasures Blog. Kids’ books may not be the first thing that comes to mind when talking about high art or classic literature, but I’ve always found children’s story books to be among the most compelling methods of storytelling out there. Balanced perfectly at the crossroads between visual art and writing, they’re a great way to inspire kids to fall in love—both with the stories within, and the art of telling their own. A narrative story book is a special kind of classbook project. Both structure and content depend heavily on the level of collaboration involved. Here are ideas for creating and publishing three very different types of story books with your elementary school students, ranging from individual projects to one big collaborative endeavor.

Idea #1: Anecdotal Anthology Just because it’s a “story book” doesn’t mean it has to be all about a single story. Begin by brainstorming ideas together as a class to decide on a topic and/or theme for your book. Mrs. Click to view flipbook >> Mrs. 24 Perfect Back-to-School Books for the Classroom. We all know that the first weeks of school with our students can truly set the stage for the entire year.

Read-aloud books are a great way to encourage class discussions, teach students to feel comfortable sharing, and help you and your students establish which values will define your class’s identity. If you’re doing online teaching this fall, there’s no reason to pass on the read-alouds. They are easy to do on video and a great way to further the connection with your class. Here are some of our favorite back-to-school books. Just a heads up, WeAreTeachers may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. We only recommend items our team loves!

1. A young girl learns the musicality of African, Asian, Black-American, Latinx, and Middle Eastern names and returns to school, eager to share with her classmates. Follow-up activity: Go around the circle and ask each student if there is a story behind their name. 2. 3. Sometimes the smallest gesture of kindness goes a long way. 4. 5. 6.