I then pulled out different types of text- cereal box books, books, magazines, ads, environmental print, etc. I told my little friends that they would have a few minutes to read these different kinds of text- which they were super excited about- the idea of reading these different things always makes my little friends very excited about reading, which I love!
As part of the reading activity, I had my little friends write different words/phrases they could read on their iPads. My rule with this was that they could only write a word if they could read it. The environmental print was very popular in their responses, because of course they can read things like Taco Bell! I was so thrilled to see how engaged they were during this activity- it warmed my heart for my little readers. 🙂
The last thing I did with this lesson was have my little friends fill out this printable with their reading favorites. Since the story also talked about different places to read, they drew pictures showing their favorite place to read, their favorite topic to read about and their favorite thing to read (iPad, cereal box, etc.). Most of my little friends said their favorite place to read was at their house so I’m hoping it’s really true that they are reading at home in addition to our school reading time! You can grab this freebie here!
|Tornadoes was a popular answer for what they liked to read about– not really sure why!|
This lesson was super motivating for me and for my little friends to get some excitement for reading going in our classroom. I’m linking up with the super fun Sarah and Tamra over at First Grade Buddies for their Motivate Me Monday in hopes that this will motivate you too!
|Woohoo- look at that engagement!|