September 8 is International Literacy Day! This year’s theme is Teaching and Learning in the Covid-19 Crisis and Beyond. It’s a great time to thank all the teachers you know for the extra work they’re doing to reach and teach your kids during challenging times. Thanks, teachers!
Here are just a few activities I offer that might help you grow strong readers. If you go to Laura’s Books and click on book covers, you’ll find even more.
Basically, watch Laura read aloud some books or poems, including most of the books listed below, on my Readalouds Page! And then add a fun activity!
Read Water Can Be… and then use this Wordle to write a poem.
Read If You Were the Moon and then make a paper lantern.
Read Meet My Family and sing a family song.
Read Snowman-Cold=Puddle and take a nature walk.
Read Lion of the Sky and write a zoo-ku riddle poem.
Read In the Middle of the Night and color a picture.
Read Secrets of the Loon and walk like a loon.
Read Clover Kitty Goes to Kittygarten and play with puppets.
[My Classroom Connections posts share a way to connect one of my books or poems to a classroom topic–often something timely that you might be covering in the next month or so. Please share this post if you have educator friends who might be interested–thanks!]