the Gift of Reading!
Love That Teaching Idea! Staff
Submitted: December 1, 2001
fun idea during the month of December is to wrap up your
favorite picture books and place them under a tree. Then invite
adults such as the principal, janitor, or even a lunchroom worker
to come into your room, unwrap one of the books, and read it to
the class. You could call this time, "Sharing the Gift of
Reading." Follow-up the story with a writing and/or drawing
activity with 2 free reproducibles. (see below) One which a student
writes or draws why the book that was read, would make the perfect
gift for someone they know, and the other reproducible that allows
students to write or draw a synopsis of what the book was about.
We suggest that this "read aloud" time be done only
1-2 times a week to keep it unique. Also, that students choose
which reproducible they'd like to fill out. Once students have
completed this follow-up activity, place the "gifts"
under a paper tree hung on your wall.
here to download the reproducible.
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