This Reading Marathon would be great to use over a period of several days, for literacy centers, a whole group activity before a holiday, or really anytime you want your students excited about reading!
When I have used this Reading Marathon in my classroom, I print a packet for each student and staple it three times across the top to create a booklet. My students have fallen in love with the activity and constantly ask for the opportunity to do this more. Your kids will love this and the possibilities are endless.
The Reading Marathon has students:
- Create a new cover and title for the book they are reading
- Pick a favorite character and illustrate and describe the character
- Make text connections
- Identify a theme
- Identify and illustrate the setting
- Generate questions about the text
Early finisher activity ideas are included!
***Students spend time reading their chapter book independently between each activity.