Buzz about Books – Activity to improve Independent Reading through Student Literature Interest
This is generic activity booklet that can be used many times throughout the year that allows students to pick their own novel (fiction or non-fiction) and then proceed through group conversations and skill building activities through a designated period of time. It is most effective when used in grade 5 to 8, but could be adapted depending on the level of your students. The students learn the skills of prediction, formulating questions and developing purposeful reading techniques.
Included in this activity, is a great way for students to organize their thoughts about their book through the use of sticky notes and a sticky note guideline. This sticky allow the students to record their reactions to different passages of the book that they are reading. Students may or may not depending on level , are required to find each of the different ten aspect of a novel.
Let’s get the Buzz Going!