Parent-Volunteer Reading Program based on the children’s book series Biscuit – for kindergarten and 1st-grade classes.
Engage parents in your classroom activities and instill a love of reading in your students with this exciting on-going program!
This packet contains materials to start a PARENT-VOLUNTEER READING PROGRAM in your kindergarten or 1st-grade class.
The program is based on the popular "Biscuit" series of books by Alyssa Satin Capucilli. "Biscuit" books are readily available in public libraries and this program is based on some of the most popular books in the series so it’s very possible the books are already in your school library!
The 27-PAGE PACKET contains:
• 12 separate SESSION GUIDES and ACTIVITIES.
• Parent-Volunteer Sign-Up Form
• Parent Sign-Up and Presentation Log
• STORY TEMPLATES – 5 PAGES including:
3 x Story pages with room for illustrations
End Page with room for illustration
This Parent-Volunteer Reading Program will help to encourage literacy and writing skills as young children come to understand the definition of a “story,” the role of an “author,” and the role of an “illustrator.” The original activities in each session are designed to promote creative and critical thinking and also to provide a framework for classroom discussion about valuable character education messages.
Each SESSION GUIDE is a stand-alone presentation so sessions may be held on a regular schedule, such as weekly or monthly; or, they can be scheduled as complementary events around holidays or special occasions in your school or community.
Parent-Volunteers will read an assigned Biscuit book and then follow the step-by-step Session and Activity Guide. Each SESSION GUIDE includes discussion questions; and activities and crafts that encourage children to use personal experiences and details from their own lives to write and illustrate stories.
Some lessons include original hand-outs, or call for basic props or art supplies that should be very easy to gather. Several optional activities direct you to Ms. Capucilli’s website for links to free printables, which are cleared for duplication and classroom use.
This Parent-Volunteer Reading Program based on the children’s book series "Biscuit" is a ready-to-go packet!