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Back to School Activities for Reading

Tiffany Gannon
Grade Levels
1st - 3rd, Homeschool
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66 pages
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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 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 pack 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.

-Born to Read by Judy Sierra

-Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts

-The Best Place to Read by Debbie Bertram and Susan Bloom

-Secret Agent Splat by Rob Scotton

-Dex: The Heart of a Hero by Caralyn Buehner

The pack includes:


-Anchor Charts (A Good Fit Book, Where Can Reading Take Me?, Best Place to Read, Reading Detectives can, have, are)

-4 Reading Stamina Graph options

-hat template

-newspaper craftivity

-Does the Book Fit? shoe craftivity and making a list writing component

-Draw and Write about your favorite place to read

-Reading Detective Craftivity

-Reading Detective Can, Have, Are chart

-Stamina Superhero craftivity and writing activity

-Ready Reader Self-Portrait

-A Good Fit Book poster

-Building Stamina poster

-Ideas for a reading celebration and parent letter

*Please download the preview to see a detailed view of the pack.

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