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25 Activities to Make Every Day Read In! Day

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Join your students at The Read In! as they chat online with some of the world's best authors of books for children and young adults. Then keep them reading all year long with a variety of reading-related activities from Education World. Included: 25 activities to encourage kids of all ages to read for learning and for fun.

Read On!

Have you seen these articles from the Education World archives?
* Join The Read In!
* Reading Activities for Read-In! Day
* Using Fairy Tales to Debate Ethics
* Literature Circles Build Excitement for Books!
* Great Books Get School Off to a Great Start!
* Reading Aloud -- Is It Worth It?
* Lit to Fit: Literature Lessons for Every Grade

 is a project designed to provide opportunities and experiences to encourage students to "read, write, and communicate in a literate manner." During this day-long event, students in grades K-12 chat online with some of the world's best authors of books for children and young adults. 

千亿体育官网Capitalize on your students' enthusiasm for reading with some of the activities below!


25 Activities to Promote Reading Throughout the Year

Involve your students in any of these activities to make reading fun!

  1. Take a snapshot of anyone "caught reading" for pleasure at school, and post photos on a "Caught You Reading" bulletin board.
  2. Make .
  3. Create campaign posters for a "best book" election. Graph the election results.
  4. Play book and author bingo. Download the free to make your own cards.
  5. Invite a local storyteller or poet to visit the classroom and perform.
  6. Compare three versions of the same story in the WebQuest.
  7. Match articles cut from newspapers with their correct headlines. Or write new headlines.
  8. Make for children in a local hospital.
  9. Play Merriam-Webster's .
  10. Write or e-mail your favorite author or illustrator. For contact information, visit at the Internet Public Library or the page at the Canton (Michigan) Public Library Web site.
  11. Visit a local convalescent hospital, nursing home, or hospice and read aloud to the patients.
  12. Write a biography of your favorite author using the Bellingham (Washington) Schools' .
  13. Design and create a bookmark or bumper sticker with a reading slogan on it.
  14. Tape-record selections from , , , or another folk or fairy tale site. Donate the tapes to the school library.
  15. Complete a work sheet.
  16. Set up a classroom book swap center or lending library.
  17. Play book charades. Act out a book title or a scene from the book, and challenge others to guess the name of the book.
  18. Write a story in which two characters from different books meet. Or work in pairs to have the characters write letters to each other.
  19. Create an mural.
  20. Write funny captions for pictures cut from magazines.
  21. Find the for your name. Use the best one in a sentence.
  22. Go on a Internet scavenger hunt.
  23. Perform one of the nursery rhymes at as a rap.
  24. Watch a movie based on a book you've read and compare the two. Try using scriptwriting software, such as , to write a script for a book you enjoyed.
  25. Listen to , a five-minute program of poetry and history broadcast daily on Public Radio.
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