Back to School Activities and Crafts to Kick Start Reading in the Classroom
If you're looking for activities to guide you through that first week of school's reading block, this pack is for you! It's packed full of back to school activities and crafts that will help you teach proper procedures and behaviors during your reading block, especially your ELA centers. The crafts will also get your room decorated and ready for a back to school night or open house. Your students will be motivated to get started and excited about reading this year!
The resource incorporates the following children's books. The books will be very helpful but you will still be able to incorporate the activities if you do not have them. Most of the books can be found read online on YouTube.
- by Judy Sierra
- by Maribeth Boelts
- by Debbie Bertram and Susan Bloom
- by Malcolm Mitchell
- by Caralyn Buehner
The back to school resource includes:
•Reading stamina graphs
•Readers can, have, are graphic organizer
•Student hat template
•Born to read craft
•Does the book fit? shoe craft
•Choosing good fit books posters
•The best place to read activity sheet
•The Magician’s Hat craft
•Super readers have stamina craft
•Reading celebration sheets
•Reading celebration family letter
Download the PREVIEW to take a closer look inside the resource!
TEACHERS LIKE YOU SAID…
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Anna H. says, "A fantastic idea! What a fun and creative way to teach those reading behaviors during the 1st few weeks of school. Thank you."
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Holly G. says, "I wish I could leave an A+. I stumbled upon this unit through a link on Pinterest. The Pin's image was that of one of the books used in this unit. Once I clicked on the link, I felt like I had won the jackpot! This is absolutely perfect for introducing the Daily 5 concept of Read to Self. The books tie in wonderfully with picking a good reading spot, choosing good fit books, and building stamina. The activities are engaging and really provide a frame of reference for young readers. Thank you SO much for the best product I've bought on TPT in a while :)"
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Suzanne P. says, "LOVE THIS! These are all great books that I use with my class and now to have these awesome resources to support them is great:) many thanks!! Very well prepared too!"
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