There is no better way to encourage students to read than to open their minds to the many possibilities and adventures that books can take them on!
The inspiring books about Miss Smith’s Incredible Storybook by Michael Garland are a great collection to help encourage students to read.
Activities and lessons focus on all four titles written:
Miss Smith's Incredible Storybook
Miss Smith Reads Again
Miss Smith Under the Ocean
Miss Smith and the Haunted Library
Unit Lessons Included for each of the four titles . . .
-changes in the character’s feelings throughout the story
-text connections of feelings between the reader and main character
-vocabulary development (word meaning, synonyms, dictionary entries. context clues)
-story elements (some with a focus on plot)
-writing from one of the character’s point of view (first person)
-story sequence of events
-reading comprehension assessment
Your students will love these fun-filled books throughout the school year. You may choose to read one each nine weeks or devote an entire week or two for a book study/author study. The sky’s the limit and so are the imaginative stories in the books. These fantasy fiction titles engage both girls and boys.
Sometimes it is difficult to engage boys in the reading process and hold their interest. Zack, being the main character in these titles, help young boys relate and develop a love of reading.