Reading is perhaps the most important subject addressed in the classroom. A student's ability to comprehend text will determine how much they enjoy learning and how well they do in social studies, science and even math. There are so many different ways to focus on literacy, such as reading workshops, literature circles and guided reading groups. Whatever your pleasure, we have suggestions and helpful activities.
Genres can be found on this page
Reading Strategies for Struggling Readers II
Reading Strategies for Struggling Readers III
Elements of Literature Definitions- Great for mini-lessons in a reading workshop. From this site.
Book Fair Preview Sheet- Pass this out to students before attending the bookfair. It contains plenty of room for them to write the titles, author and price of books they are interested in so parents can preview before sending a check in.
Living the Life of a Reader- Jennifer Myers' wonderful website
Get Caught Reading- Order 12 posters for $5 shipping and handling-fantastic fun. I'm going to change out 'caught' poster each month. For further fun, use this template and catch your own students reading.
Literary Element Posters- Again, created by Katie Jensen.
Into the Book- Songs, posters, great resources. I can't seperate these out by topic because they are individual downloads, so have fun hunting on your own!
Read 'em, Cowboy!- Great certificate to reward kids with.
The Lisa Libraries-Free books for poor and under-served schools
The National Book Scholarship Fund- Books for under-served schools
Ezra Jack Keats Minigrants- Funding for library projects
Innovative Reading Grant- Sponsored by the American Association of School Librarians
Reading Is Fundamental- This book donation program has been around since I was in elementary-everyone loves RIF day!