After independent reading, have students record and reflect. Young readers will demonstrate their ability to summarize and respond to their reading, and a log is a fun way for them to track their progress. Make copies of this log to use again and again!
Set students up for success when reading nonfiction by having them brainstorm what they already know about a topic. Students will use this simple graphic organizer to record things they know and want to know before diving into their book to learn more.
When reading nonfiction books, it’s important to understand the meaning of related vocabulary words. In this activity, students identify sentences that include key vocabulary. When they're done they'll hold the key to reading success!
A fun game for students, book bingo can either be played as a game to diversify student reading or as a way to have students begin interacting and talking about the types of reading materials they enjoy.