Reading Group Musical Chairs - A fun way to set up Reading Groups in your class!

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Reading Group Musical Chairs - A fun way to set up Reading
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Looking for a fun way to set up Reading Groups in your classroom?

At the start of the year, and every time I introduce new novels, I have the kids do a round of "Reading Group Musical Chairs". I choose 7 sets of books, and place a set at each table. I then put a timer up on the screen, and give the kids 5 minutes to read the book in front of them. They then fill out their "Reading Group Musical Chairs" sheet, and make note of how challenging the book was for them to read, and their interest level. I then have the kids stand up and move to a different group. They can go to any table in the classroom, as long as they have not already read that book. We then repeat the activity for another 5 minutes. We usually do this 2-3 times a class, until all of the books have been read and recorded. If I have them read for much longer than that they tend to get a little antsy.

At the end of the activity, I collect all of the "Reading Group Musical Chairs" sheets, and read them over. I try to put the kids into groups with a book that has a high interest level for them, and is at their proper reading level. I love that this activity prevents kids from choosing a book simply because their friend wants to read it. The kids really like this activity, as they feel they have an actual say in what book they are going to read, and are therefore more engaged in the activities we do with them throughout the year.

This free download contains the recording sheet (with instructions!) to help you do this activity with your class :)

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