Start the year right
: this packet will help your students get into the habit of reading at home and knowing that they are accountable for their reading. This is a 43-page packet designed to be used throughout the school year by classroom teachers of grades 3-6 who would like to expose their students to a variety of reading genres and encourage independent reading in those genres at home. All materials in this packet are in black and white for easy and inexpensive copying.
Click this link to see a colored version of this packet
which is also available for sale if you prefer. I have published this as a PDF file since it maintains its formatting integrity that way. Created by Jean Martin.
Included in this packet are:
a) 12 genre posters plus 1 poster listing the months of the year and each month's corresponding genre
b) 12 monthly take-home logs for keeping track of reading done at home during the month
c) 12 activity sheets that reinforce the month's genre (this can be duplexed on the back of the student log or handed out separately). Students should complete this and return to the teacher at the end of the month along with the completed reading log.
The genres included in this Genre-of-the-Month program are: 1) poetry, 2) realistic fiction, 3) mystery, 4) historical fiction, 5) multicultural fiction, 6) biography & autobiography, 7)science fiction, 8) fantasy, 9) nonfiction, 10) folk tales, tall tales, & myth, 11) humor, and 12) fables. The posters that are included are 8 1/2 x 11 (letter-size) and are suitable for laminating and displaying in a classroom or using as a notebook cover or divider. If you download the preview, you will see an example of the poster.