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February 24, 2016 is World Read Aloud Day! An amazing program from LitWorld! Let's share in the importance of reading aloud and sharing stories!

Discussion tables. Pick a passage from a book you are reading {read aloud, book club book, etc.} and glue it to the center of bulletin board paper and have the students write their thoughts about the passage and respond to their classmates.

from Teachers Pay Teachers

Independent Reading: Choice Boards

Do your middle school students struggle with choosing books to read independently? Gamify independent reading with bingo style choice boards! Read it. Log it. Cross it off.

FREE Color by Story Element activity for Read Across America Week! Students read the clues in the picture, determine if the clue is a character, title, setting, or theme / lesson / moral and color the section to match the color key. When coloring is complete, teachers can see at a glance who understands titles, characters, settings, and themes / lessons / morals, and who needs more practice. Would make fun and meaningful morning work, independent work, or homework for reading elements.

Free! Book Character Day activities aligned with Common Core Reading Standards! Book Character Day is a great alternative to the traditional Halloween party. Kids dress up like favorite book characters and participate in character trait analysis activities.

The Educators' Spin On It: Reading Around the Globe {After School Link Up}

FREE Strategy to teach your kids how to really read. Great anchor chart for elementary classrooms. Reading comprehension. FREEBIE! #reading #comprehension