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  • Draw and Tell a Story
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary This activity is like a chalk talk, but with crayons. Crayon drawings help children visualize the story youre telling and inspire them to make up new ones. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers. CATEGORIES:

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Read Around the Clock
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary For beginning readers, an hour's worth of reading under their belts is quite an accomplishment. To acknowledge this, create a paper clockface. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers. CATEGORIES: Ideas

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Una moneda por tus libros
    1-2, large group, small group, play, indoor, outdoor, traveling

    summary Las monedas se convierten en los peldaños en el camino hacia un lugar especial en este mapa casero, pero se llega allí a través de la lectura, no de la caminata. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers.

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • Listening Stations
    1-2, play, indoor, traveling

    summary Most everyone loves to sing their favorite tunes. Take your child on a musical adventure and discover what kind of music you like to listen to together. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Family Time, Music

    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Fortune Cookies
    1-2, small group, meal, play, indoor

    summary Fortune cookies are fun for reading as well as eating. You don't have to go out to a Chinese restaurant to have them; your kids can make 'em and bake 'em right in your own oven, or poke paper fortunes into packaged

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Scrapbooks
    1-2, small group, play, indoor, traveling

    summary Create a scrapbook with a child as a fun activity. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Arts and Crafts AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 MATERIALS: Multiple TYPE: Indoor, Traveling TIME OF DAY: Play Making scrapbooks helps

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
  • Choirs
    1-2, play, indoor

    summary Encourage public participation in the sessions of reading aloud by choosing books that contain many rhymes and repetitions. Source: Reading Is Fundamental CATEGORIES: Reading AGES: 1-2 3-5 6-8 MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE:

    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
  • Family Reading Hour
    1-2, small group, bed, play, indoor

    summary For children to become lifelong readers, it's important that they view reading as something that enriches our lives, not just an academic subject in school. One way to accomplish this is by establishing a Family Reading

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Continuaciones
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary ¿Tienen sus niños una historia favorita? Anímelos a escribir una continuación. Source: The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers CATEGORIES: Reading, Writing AGES: 3-5 6-8 9-12 teen MATERIALS: Minimal TYPE: Indoor

    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • 9-12
    • teen
  • Folk Art for Teens
    1-2, small group, play, indoor

    summary Young teens observe folk art and create some of their own, imitating the style of Paul Zelinsky's illustrations in the book Swamp Angel. Source: Reading Is Fundamental, written by Sue McCleaf Nespeca and Joan Reeve

    • 9-12
    • teen
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