Here are some of the things my 7th grade readers have been working over the last few weeks:
Father Christmas’s presents for Peter, Susan, & Lucy
Character Profile Poster
For these posters students searched through the book to find quotes to define and support various aspects (Speech, Appearance, Personality, Wants/Desires, & Relationships with others) about a chosen character.
This girl really tapped into her creative side by using different pictures to represent aspects of the White Witch’s personality!
I got this amazing idea from 25 Terrific Literature Activities, it is a great way for students to easily find their work and to keep everything organized. And of course it helps me manage assignments and makes grading much easier!
Here is a look at some of my students’ literature logs:
Reading strategies & Character Traits sheets for students to refer to as they read (thank you pinterest!!!)
“Table of Assignment” Student keep track of all their assignments, once they are completed I check them off and if necessary write in their score.
My kids are just starting “Holes” so along with a literature log they have created their own dictionaries! Inside is a section for words I have assignment and one for new words they will learn as they read.
St. Patrick’s Day Activity:
“I’m Lucky” booklets ~ to celebrate St. Patrick’s day we read about the history of Saint Patrick and the kids made shamrock booklets telling why they are lucky!
Outside of Class Reading:
Reading Rewards program ~ I have challenged my students (and myself) to read as much as possible outside of class. To encourage students to read we have started a reading rewards program. It is quite simple each book a student reads = a paper ice cream scoop, when we reach 30 scoops they get a free day full of ice cream and fun! The books have to be in English and they must be chapter books. Once they finish a book, they write a short book report, fill out a scoop and tape it to our growing ice cream cone.
Well that is a little look into Mrs. Kay’s World of Reading, I hope you enjoyed the visit!!