This is a bundle of rich literacy tasks that are directly related to children’s literature. I strongly believe in making read alouds engaging and relevant. Therefore, whenever I do literacy work I do it directly related to a read aloud we are studying. This makes their work more meaningful and deep, instead of being a one-off task that they have no connection to.
This is divided into six tasks that can be done centers style or as a whole class.
Reading related books: I have a shelf In my class full of books related to our current read aloud study. This includes books with similar themes or by the same author.
Writing: Journal responses based around the read aloud themes or characters. I have included half writing/half drawing and full writing pages, with both lined and interlined pages.
Word work: A different task for each week including bingo, word hunts, word building, and more.
Oral speaking: A different task card for each week that involves speaking,
to help students build on their confidence with oral speech production. I have included a oral speaking checklist and reference it often to
reinforce the skills.
Listening: Four different QR codes linking to different read aloud stories each week. The stories are all related to the theme of the week. Students will need an QR code reader app to access these (available on all devices).
Stay tuned for more author studies, coming very soon!