This packet contains printable creative reading activities for middle and high school students as well as a printable bookmark with engaging questions and sentence starters that students can use to respond to the text. The handouts and bookmark are a great resource for differentiation.
A. Printable handouts (pdf file as well as ppt file to allow for modifications)
36 ideas for creative reading activities organized by skill level to allow for differentiation
1. Handout: Gold (A Level) with most challenging activities; 12 activities total
2. Handout: Silver (B Level) with moderately challenging activities; 12 activities total
3. Handout: Bronze (C Level) with less challenging activities; 12 activities total
In addition, there are copies of handouts 1-3 without mentioning skill levels at the top of the page. In my class, we discuss the activities and their respective skill levels and why they differ. I allow my (high school) students to decide which activities to choose from, so that they learn to make responsible decisions (however, good choices are always encouraged).
B. Printable bookmark (pdf file and ppt file to allow for modifications)
The bookmark contains six questions on the left side and ten sentence starters on the right side. The questions and sentence starters allow students to come up with engaging and reflective responses. The responses serve as fantastic discussion starters and can make assigning homework a breeze.
The creative reading activities are a perfect resource for interactive notebooks as well. My students have to glue them into their interactive notebooks.